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Fear-inducing headlines do not serve coyotes well. Such news-like, fact-adjacent bids for our attention do not serve humans well, either.  

As recent headlines did their best to grab readers’ and viewers’ attention about the possible threat or oddity of coyotes in Chicago (a phenomenon unpacked well by Bethany Barratt in the previous City Creatures Blog post, “Telling Coyote Stories”), I’ve been trying to reflect on my own reactions, which have been a mixture of frustration and puzzlement about the “news.” We know, as humans, we tend to gravitate toward flashy objects. And with all the outlets to choose from,…


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