On a snowy trail that cuts around the trees is a neat line of paw prints which look as though they were made by a domestic dog. But Heidi Garbe, a research scientist with the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, can tell that they were made by a special kind of dog: Canis latrans, the coyote. Its footprint is more oval and its tracks more linear than those made by any household pet.
The Economist article does a nice job summarizing parts of our work and the general speculations of the public. We were happy to speak with Natasha Loder and introduce our research to a different avenue of readers.