Often appear in the tales of Native Americans as a very clever beast, and modern coyotes have shown this cleverness by rapidly adapting to the shifting American landscape. They are highly adaptable animals and will eat anything –from hunting rabbits, rodents, and fish to happily feasting on snakes, frogs, insects, fruit, and grass.
They also sometimes kill pets, calves, lambs, and other livestock, which farmers see as damaging pests. Because of their extraordinary adaptability, coyotes are very common and widespread.
They can even sometimes reproduce in huge numbers, which becomes necessary to be regulated as they also carry many diseases, including rabies.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No