- Prefer prairie and grassland habitats, urban sprawl doesn’t displace coyotes but rather attracts them.
- Coyotes are omnivorous: eating both meat and plant matter.
- Weigh between 20-40lbs, but can be as large as 50lbs, and stand about 2 feet tall at the shoulder.
- Breeding takes place in January and February.
- Pups are born April to May.
- Male pups will be chased off, but females will be allowed to stay next spring to help take part in the rearing of the pups.
- Coyotes have been known to mate with domesticated dogs resulting in ‘Coy-dogs.’
- Live stock predation.
- Predation of domestic pets such as cats and dogs.
- Heavily predate deer and antelope young.
- Carriers of disease such as: Sarcoptic mange and canine distemper.
- Getting into garbage and compost.
- In rare instances when coyotes have lost their fear of humans they will act aggressive towards them and even attack people. In April 2005 it’s believed a coyote attacked two small children in Calgary.