This article will try and provide interesting facts about coyotes that we think you weren’t aware of:

1. The coyote has a very developed sense of smell which he uses for finding food and avoiding dangerous predators. They use their smell to spot a prey that is scurrying below the snow.

2. Coyotes use a wide variety of vocalizations in order to communicate with one another. Howls, yelps, and high-pitched cries are best known, but they also bark, growl, wail, and squeal sometimes. Family groups yelping in unison can create the illusion of a dozen or more performing together. Coyotes are most often heard around dawn and dusk. However, they may respond to sirens and fire whistles at any time of day or night.

3. In order to not get detected by predators, sometimes coyotes walk on their toes to make as little noise as possible.

4. Just like dogs, coyotes use their urine in order to mark their territory.

5. Coyotes use holes for sleeping and when they give birth to their pups.

6. The coyote doesn’t hunt alone; usually they hunt in groups of 2-3.

7. Their diet consists of rabbits, insects, mice, fruits, lizards and other foods as well.

8. The coyote is able to detect hunters coming from a mile away or even more.

9. The coyote reaches a respectable speed of 40 miles per hour.

10. The main enemies of the coyote are bears, wolves and of course, humans. Coyotes are able to escape their enemies easier as they have great swimming abilities. They also regulate their body temperature by panting.

All in all, the coyote is one of the most interesting creatures on this earth and people should try giving them the attention they need.

  • brooke

    maybe instead of killing all coyotes, you just protect your dog better? put up a fence and let your dog in at night. they’re just hungry and pets can be easy prey, it’s not the coyotes fault for being an animal, he’s just doing what’s natural.

  • brooke

    deer are generally over-populating and that’s bad for the environment as a whole (and bad for the deer, they’re more likely to starve to death or be sickly). more coyotes=less deer= healthier habitats and more animals and animal diversity over-all.

  • animallover

    Coyotes are cool but they always true to kill or injure our horses.I myself like wolves better. I just think that people need to give them space and a little respect.

  • animallover

    Ur right Amanda

  • animallover

    Marian I don’t think people should go to jail but get their gun and permet takened away

  • animallover

    Brad u probably got a good reason to say that if they injure one of my animals I would say the same thing

  • animallover

    Well Lyle my friend would probable just nuke them cause that’s what he likes to say.
    I would do slow torture

  • chicken

    don care bout that they are predators thats how they survive. you crap

  • http://batman-news.com/ Eisenglass

    did his dog and 3 goats deserve to die? There are reasons there is a State bounty on Coyotes

  • http://batman-news.com/ Eisenglass

    then less coyotes..