Overview

Coyotes are highly adaptable canines that have expanded their range across North America, thriving in both rural and urban environments. Known for their cunning and resilience, coyotes are medium-sized, resembling a small dog but with a more narrow snout and bushy tail. They are primarily nocturnal or crepuscular (active during twilight), making them less visible to humans. Coyotes play an essential role in maintaining healthy ecosystems by controlling rodent and rabbit populations. However, their presence near human habitats can lead to conflicts, particularly with small pets and livestock.

Diet

Coyotes are omnivorous with a highly varied diet that adapts based on available resources. They primarily feed on small mammals like rodents and rabbits, but their diet can also include insects, fruit, vegetation, and carrion. In urban settings, coyotes may also scavenge human garbage and pet food. This adaptability in diet is a key factor in their success in diverse habitats. Understanding the coyote’s diet can help in managing their presence, such as securing trash and not leaving pet food outdoors.

Scat

Coyote scat is elongated and tapered, often containing fur, bones, and seeds from their diverse diet. It is commonly found along trails, field edges, or near den sites and can be used to mark territory. Identifying coyote scat is important for understanding their movement patterns and territory size, especially in areas where they live in close proximity to humans. Proper handling and disposal of coyote scat are essential due to the potential for it to carry parasites and diseases.

Tracks

Coyote tracks resemble those of domestic dogs but are more elongated with less rounded, narrower prints. The front tracks are larger than the rear tracks, and claw marks are typically visible. Coyote tracks often follow straight paths, unlike the wandering patterns of dogs. Identifying these tracks can help in detecting coyote activity around residential areas, parks, and wilderness boundaries. Recognizing the presence of coyotes through their tracks can assist in taking precautionary measures to protect pets and livestock.

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