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