Biologists to study coyote droppings on Sanibel Island

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SANIBEL, Fla.- Sanibel Island is devoting $15,000 to study coyote droppings in an effort to protect sea turtles.

Biologists say they’re just weeks away from beginning phase one of their collection study where the goal is to determine how coyotes navigate the island.

“Of course one of our biggest concerns is the threat that they have to endangered and threatened species that we’ve worked really hard to protect here on Sanibel, like sea turtles and gopher tortoises, shore birds and a number of other things,” said Holly Milbrandt.

Sanibel leaders say euthanasia is simply not an effective strategy for permanently removing the four-legged predators.

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