Book 75 of Sher's 2012 Reading Challenge. I made my challenge of 75 books yipee!As some of your know coyotes are becoming more and more successful in suburban and urban areas of North America. Like wolves, pigeons, starlings and rats these animals have been maligned and persecuted. They are the survivors though and can't be eradicated unless the very last animal is shot or poisoned. This book is all about the life history of coyotes ; it follows an alpha pair in Yellowstone Park, and traces their amazing life together. The female alpha lived to be 13, which is the second oldest recorded coyote in the wild. Did you know coyotes mate for life? That they co-hunt with badgers? That , mostly, only the alpha pair can have pups? And that they have been incredible successful in Yellowstone, but now face decline since wolves have been reintroduced. Pictures in this book are many and first rate showing coyote in all sorts of life settings and activities. Highly recommended.