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Coyotes in Westchester

September 18, 2005

Once strictly denizens of the western states, coyotes have been pushing east in recent years and have been spotted with growing frequency in Westchester County.

Do these animals pose a threat to pets, wildlife or even humans? This and other topics relating to coyotes will be discussed at the upcoming Conservation Café: Coyotes in Westchester, Wednesday, September 21, at Pace University in Pleasantville.

From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Gordon Batcheller of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)’s Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, and Daniel Bogan, a graduate research assistant of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Department of Natural Resources, will lead a discussion describing an upcoming study of coyote populations and behavior in cooperation with Westchester County Parks.

Questions from audience members will be answered, and the formal presentation will be followed by optional, informal roundtable conversation until noon. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored by Westchester County’s Parks, Health and Planning departments, Pace University and Teatown Lake Reservation.

Reservations are requested; call Pace University at (914) 773-3789 to register. There is no fee to attend this program.

Pace University is located on Bedford Road (Route 117) in Pleasantville. The campus is easily accessible via the Saw Mill River Parkway, Taconic State Parkway and Route 9A. Detailed directions to the campus are available by logging on to

General information about Westchester County Parks is available by logging on to


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