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First Study of LA Urban Coyotes Yields Surprising Finds

Scientists have tracked six coyotes through various LA neighborhoods.

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    National Park Service ecologist Justin Brown listens for signals from radio-collared coyotes near downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 4, 2016. Brown is heading up the first-ever study of urban coyotes in LA.

    A year in, National Park Service scientists have made surprising finds in the first study of urban coyotes in Los Angeles.

    "Before I started working with urban coyotes, I thought they never could live in some of the urban environments they're moving around in," Justin Brown, the ecologist heading up the study, told NBC4's media partner KPCC.

    Brown has spent the past year tracking six coyotes through various LA neighborhoods. Despite setbacks, he's gathered months of data on coyote behavior and whereabouts.

    Read more from KPCC.