Coyote, Canis latrans - Rio Grande Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo intermedia, Interactions

Brian L. Spears, Warren B. Ballard, Mark C. Wallace, Roger D. Applegate, Phillip S. Gipson


Coyotes (Canis latrans) are widely known to be predators of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopauo sspp.). We describe two observations of single Coyotes coming within 10 m of feeding Wild Turkey flocks without attempting to predate them in Stevens County, Kansas. We relate these observations to Coyote predation on turkeys and mobbing behavior.


Coyotes; Canis latrans; Kansas; Rio Grande Turkeys; Meleagris gallopavo intermedia; mobbing behavior

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