Caused By A Genetic Mutation, Rare Blue-Eyed Coyotes Have Only Been Spotted In Northern California

Coyote sightings are definitely not a rarity here in the Golden State, but there’s a certain blue-eyed coyote that’s ONLY been spotted a handful of times. Oh, and it’s only been sighted here in Northern California. The appearance of this rare “mutant” coyote has baffled scientists, and they expect that blue-eyed coyotes are truly “one in a million.” So far, only a handful of these rare coyote sightings have been documented, but keep your eye out the next time you’re in coyote territory and you may just spot one.

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Can you think of any other types of wildlife that are unique to Northern California? Let us know in the comments! For another breathtaking wildlife experience in our region, check out The Magical Place In Northern California Where You Can View A Wild Elk Herd.