We met some friends for dinner and over the meal the husband told me that he had been noticing more rabbits in his hunting area and less coyotes. He talked to a game biologist about it and the biologist said that local coyote populations are dropping because of heartworms. The yodel dogs are dieing earlier and breeding less because they won't go to the vet and be vaccinated.
Makes sense. I know that coyotes are canine critters and I know that heartworms takes a big toll on the dog population in these parts. Our little mutt gets his monthly heartworm treatment ever time the calendar changes.