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The Region

Coyotes in Glendale eat 10 times as much garbage as the ones in Claremont, but coyotes in Claremont eat nearly twice as much rabbit as the ones in Glendale, according to a study by Pomona College biologist William Wirtz II. Wirtz told the annual meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science at the Los Angeles Hilton that the disparity of eating habits was due to a Claremont program to fit garbage cans with tight, hinged lids and other measures aimed at keeping coyotes out of the garbage. The result, he said, is that Claremont coyotes are forced to find other food--rabbits, rats, birds and sometimes domestic cats--as a substitute for the garbage.


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