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Coyotes Found in Arlington

While Arlington County naturalists and community members have assumed that Arlington has had coyotes, only now do they have visual proof. See Arlington's coyote on You Tube. Earlier this month a game camera at Potomac Overlook Regional Park took the first video of the coyote. Last year, Arlington County published its “Wildlife of Arlington: A Natural Resource Heritage Technical Report,” which reported that "it is considered likely that coyotes have found their way into Arlington, but they are extremely cautious, range very widely and move primarily at night." The coyote is not part of the historical native fauna of Virginia but is a master at adaptability and has steadily moved from its western haunts.