...[a] compassionate and captivating new book ... Flores goes on to point out, with the gentle understatement that underpins much of Coyote America, that at a distance, 'the hatred seems hard to square with anything rational.'
...a masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation ... This is, nonetheless, a tragic story, which Mr. Flores tells with a judicious mix of indignation and empathy for even the most blinkered of the coyote’s enemies ... For all but the most devoted reader, the book will bog down a bit in the middle, as Mr. Flores unleashes a parade of agencies and bureaucrats bent on controlling the coyote scourge. Yet out of that blur emerge colorful characters.
City coyotes are smarter; since they and their pups live longer, we’re headed for more coyote-human conflict, Flores predicts, so we better learn to coexist. They’re not dumpster divers, he writes, but allies against rodents. They are America’s unique survivor.