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Biologist to discuss coyotes

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Begins: February 23, 2019 1:00 pm
Ends: February 23, 2019 2:00 pm

Lauren Barth will present “Coyotes in Florida: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.

Barth, a wildlife assistance biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will help residents understand and live with this mid-sized member of the canine family. She will explain why coyotes are present in the state, describe their biology and role in the environment, and provide updates on recent research. She will also address potential problems with coyotes, including livestock and pet loss.

Participants will learn about applicable regulations and why eradication is not achievable for this species. They will also receive details on how to be safe around coyotes and how to coexist with coyotes.

Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or tmestre@volusia.org.