Bad Coyote

Jason Young
2013 | 51 min
It’s new, it’s fearless, and it’s very real. A hybrid type of coyote, thought to be part wolf, has migrated to Eastern Canada. After a deadly mauling of a young woman in Cape Breton, alarm spreads across Nova Scotia. Increasing media coverage and reports of attacks and sightings prompt the provincial government to issue a controversial bounty for dead coyotes. The central irony is not lost: this new breed, called a “coywolf” by some, has replaced a wolf population previously driven out by predatory humans. Bad Coyote offers a trenchant analysis of the politics—and the price—of living and playing close to nature.