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.

  • Sara Schneider

    I was out side smoking last night and I sware I heard a grown up guy coughing so I went to the fence and I checked it out but there was no guy around anywhere but there were 3-4 coyotes on the right hand side of my house.What should I do?

  • Hank Lopez

    My brother has developed a phone app that not only helps to protect our endangered wildlife but also helps to protect our pets and children as well. Please check it out and offer your support- Safe Pet Alert.

  • Dennis Thomson

    people are a part of the cycle and circle of life , some want to take us out of that equation and that will cause a the system to fail , coyotes have there place in the wild and we shouldnt think we need to wipe them all out but there is a need to take some as there is a need to take and use other creatures as well, fall is the time of harvest, it is when great mother nature gave us an over abundance of food and resources that are ment to be harvested and used by all creatures including us so we all will be strong and healthy and get rid of the surplus so that the ones left can make it through the tuff winter or the season of dead, it is pretty amazing cycle , and mother nature always starts over in the spring and gives us more every year, we all should be doing our parts we are predators of the most amazing kind, we care for and nurture our prey and make them strong ,healthy and let them grow so they have the best yield for us to consume then we will harvest them and enjoy there meat, and fur or whatever else they give us , mounting there heads is out of respect , it is like having a portrait of a great king or president or other famous person or family member , that we can sit and look at and dream and imagine that magnificent beast and thank mother nature for this great gift.

  • JD

    Coyotes raid henhouses. Farmer that owns chickens knows that it’s VERY COOL to kill coyotes.

  • boohger

    not cool killing coyotes they do not do anything to you they are just finding food

  • celest

    Coyotes are cool, who would have thought one of there main enemies was a wolf.

  • Audrey

    My daughter was being stalked yesterday by a pack of coyotes. Had I not gone out there when my five year old came in the house and told me about the coyote, my nine year old daughter would have been attacked. So you tell me that I want those scavengers around my land!

  • Austin

    Damn just a bunch of city-slickers saying shooting a faun killer by the way if you don’t know what a faun it is a baby deer you yuppies and it is also fun to put a bullet in em.

  • killer coyo

    hey don, just for your big mouth I’m killing three more tomorrow.

  • bobob

    farts are really funny

  • bill

    I liked coyotes to but wen thy killed 23 out of 25 of my chickens not co much

  • Junior Cardenas

    Do humanity a fav go get rabies and die pls

  • Junior c

    May god have Marcy on you for we are all gods creatures

  • Ash Ketchum

    Coyotes Are Dogs YOU ASSHOLE!!!

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  • ashton

    ur dad

  • Carrie Ann Kessler

    Live in a little Hamlet of Clifton, in Chili, New York. We have had coyotes recently surround a woman on a horse, a woman walking her dog and attack chickens in recent weeks within a 1 mile or less stretch. We have many children the play in this area and it is way too residential for these wild coyotes and be so bold to do this. When they’re coming out to our living area and hurting her animals in threatening humans in bold situations, I agree with the kill.

  • Shelby

    okay, so I’m doing a dramatic interpretation for school and part of my interpretation is acting out a coyote. What trait do you think will be recognizable for a coyote?

  • Shelby

    Okay, I understand where your coming from. But I feel like that was one coyote, he/she did that to survive. Don’t humans kill cows in order to eat meat? Is that really different? And please use respectable language on here. Thanks 🙂 XOXO

  • John L

    Strong feelings on both sides of the question about killing coyotes.
    As far as I can see, there is NO justification for using leg-hold traps, and humans who use them are cowardly sadists.

  • John L

    I live in Pennsylvania where coyote leg-hold trapping is rampant; a political force too strong to defeat. I can however offer my 50 acres as sanctuary where they will not be trapped or hunted. As I understand, feeding the coyotes would be a grave error. I ask you good people for ideas on what else I can do for their benefit, beyond to let it be.

    My border collie is thrilled by the coyotes; he has no delusions about them either. I house my chickens, ducks, and geese properly so they risk nothing from the coyotes, and there is no nearby animal husbandry. The coyote population is burgeoning mostly because deer hunters leave entrails and many maimed, live animals. It is a gift to be near coyotes, to know there are forces greater than humans.

  • Deneise Bray

    Their cute when pups why kill them

  • Coyote Master

    If you hate coyotes, why did you go on this site?

  • Coyote Master

    I am so glad I found this

  • Coyote Master

    Wow not that smart

  • Coyote Master

    This is going to help me in school.

  • Coyote Master

    You guess!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Coyote Master

    I think that was very helpful.I can now share this with the class.

  • Coyote Master

    Coyotes are awesome so why would people kill them.

  • Coyote Master

    Your not cool

  • Coyote Master

    Love what

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  • Coyote Master

    I have no idea what you just said cowboy.

  • emily

    you are a varmint!!

  • emily

    the people that say that wild animals need to die deserve to go to jail. they are important parts of our ecosystem. now go die in a hole

  • Coyote Master

    Coyotes kill millions of people every day.

  • Coyote Master

    You kill Coyotes and you die

  • Coyote Master

    People shouldn’t kill coyotes just because they kill people. Coyotes can’t help themselves, they have killer instants. They shouldn’t have to die because of how they were raised.

  • Coyote Master

    Sorry about your dog but I still think coyotes are awesome.

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  • Antonio Reynoso

    im a kid

  • Antonio Reynoso

    me too

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  • Josh

    Yes it is. In most places they are vermin and an invasive species that kill domesticated pets and cause lots of other problems. In most places you can hunt and kill as many coyotes as possible year round–and rightfully so.