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Assabet River NWR presents “Coexisting with Coyotes” Feb. 27

Sudbury – “Coexisting with Coyotes” by John Maguranis will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Visitor Center at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury.

Coyotes are ecologically important and need to be welcomed as a much-needed predator. This talk covers natural history, habits, diet, hazing of coyotes, human and pet safety, discusses the unfair press coverage, and dispels the myths of the much misunderstood American Song Dog. The presentation is filled with great photographs of local coyotes. Maguranis will answer your questions and concerns about coyotes and will educate the community and Animal Control Officers (ACOs) with the tools, information, and resources they need to coexist with coyotes.

Maguranis is the Massachusetts representative for Project Coyote, which can be visited online at www.ProjectCoyote.org. He has worked collaboratively with many organizations and researchers throughout New England on policy related issues and field research while advocating for better treatment of coyotes and all wildlife. He served as a United States Army veterinary technician for more than twenty-years, caring for a wide range of animals from bald eagles to bison. John is an Animal Control Officer for a town near Boston, and provided classes to the Animal Control Officer Certification.

Friends of the Assabet River NWR holds its monthly speaker series every fourth Wednesday of the month at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Eastern Massachusetts Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Rd., Sudbury. Talks are free and open to the public. A short business meeting will take place before the presentation.

For more information about programs, membership, and the Refuge, visit http://farnwr.org.

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