How Did a Coyote End Up on a Roof in New York City?
It's no April Fools' prank—the predators are becoming increasingly comfortable in cities, which offer more opportunities for prey.
It's no early April Fools' Day gag: A coyote climbed on the roof of L.I.C. Bar in New York City on Tuesday.
This is far from the first time a coyote has been observed in the Big Apple—howls from the animals can be heard at night in some neighborhoods—but the resilient carnivores aren't often caught gallivanting along the rooftops. (Related video and story: "Downtown Coyotes: Inside the Secret Lives of Chicago's Predator.")
"My initial thought was that it was a prank," says Roland Kays, a zoologist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, who studies suburban wildlife.
Kays says the animal was most likely exploring an abandoned building next door when it made a