Transcribed from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Coyotes.—The word "coyote" is "the Indian name for a North American member of the dog family, also known as the prairie wolf and scientifically as "Canis latrans." These animals range from Canada on the north to Guatemala on the south, and are slightly smaller than the gray wolf, but have a more luxuriant coat of hair. Their color is generally tawny, mingled with black and white above the white below, and their length averages about 40 inches. By nature they are slinking and stealthy in their habits and display considerable cunning in obtaining their food. They live in burrows on the prairie and when hunting at night utter a most blood-curdling howl as they gallop along. They were once so numerous in Kansas that the legislature authorized a bounty to be paid for their scalps by such counties as deemed it necessary. At present coyotes are frequently met with in central and western Kansas.

Page 470 from volume I of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed May 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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