A Single Coyote is somebody, a distinct individual.
He or she is the experiencing subject of a life whose quality and duration matter to him (her)
independent of his (her) utility to us.
Esteemed wildlife researcher Gordon Haber wrote of this very subject regarding the wolves he studied (but his statements are all so true regarding Coyotes as well.)
“Individual [coyotes] are important, and total numbers in an area say nothing about the integrity and health of the [coyote] population.”
“Loss of significant individuals can lead to long term effects on [coyote] family groups ~ loss of hunting skills, socializing traditions, loss of pups, causing dispersal, and ultimately loss of the family.”