5 reasons you might be seeing more wildlife during the COVID-19 pandemic

People are spotting more animals, but not because there are more of them

coyote walking up stairs in a park

Coyotes commonly live in suburbs and even cities. Usually, they restrict their activities to the night to avoid people. But since COVID-19 has trapped people inside, some of the animals might be getting brave enough to take to the streets in the day.

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