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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves' hunting prowess

It may have replaced the dwindling eastern wolf atop many food chains, but the eastern coyote lacks the chops to become the big-game hunter of an ecosystem, new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist shows. But a study from John Benson and colleagues provides evidence that the eastern coyote hunts moose and other large prey far less frequently than does the eastern wolf - instead preferring to attack smaller game or scavenge human leftovers.
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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves' hunting prowess

Is spring springing early in Nebraska?

Spring hopes are building as robins arrive, flowers bloom and forecasts call for extended stretches of 50-plus degree days. However, Nebraska agree it's too early to do more than enjoy warm temperatures in February.
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Is spring springing early in Nebraska?

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