Uncommon coyote sighting in the Interior.
Observation by Rick Thoman:
Nearly 30 years living in the Fairbanks area and this is the first time I've seen a coyote.
Comments from LEO Editors:
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, coyotes (Canis latrans) were initially reported in Southeast Alaska before expanding their range north. Although coyote populations have declined since the 1940's, they can still be found across a large portion of interior Alaska. Coyotes are be more commonly sighted on the Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna and Copper River Valleys. Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Coyote Species Profile. Erica Lujan