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Alex Wolf: Often maligned, coyotes are highly intelligent and tolerant of human modifications to their habitats. They are critical for controlling prey populations and maintaining ecological balance. Dan Smith: This picture will likely cause debate. People argue about how often coyotes will take deer versus scavenge, but based on other pictures the camera took leading up to this, I think the coyotes actively predated this fawn.

Cameo: Valley Coyotes

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The Scenic Hudson team uses cameras to help monitor our parks — but sometimes, wildlife makes a guest appearance. What have we spotted lately?

Try a coyote carrying fawn. Here are coyotes stepping into scenes that look almost like paintings in Shaupeneak Ridge, Esopus Meadows, and Juniper Flats, N.Y.

Image from trail camera set on vernal pool at Shaupeneak Ridge.

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