Harrison’s research mentioned in Conway Daily Sun report on Fryeburg coyote sightings

Data collected by Daniel Harrison, a professor of wildlife at the University of Maine, was included in a Conway Daily Sun article on a Fryeburg selectman warning residents about a coyote he recently saw roaming around town. The best estimate the state has of the coyote population is about 12,000, which represents the “over-winter population,” and was collected by Harrison a few years ago, according to the report. Harrison arrived at his figure by taking the average size of a coyote family territory, how many coyotes live in a family and then finding out how many territories could fit in Maine’s habitable areas, the article states.