Opportunistic and cunning as in fairy tales
In fables or stories, coyotes are characterized as cunning and opportunistic, which is not far from reality. These animals can adapt to life in different environments. They can live in the desert, mountains, plains, and even in cities. In addition, they have a very versatile diet; Although they prefer to eat other animals such as rabbits and rodents, they consume practically anything, from fruits and vegetables to carrion and garbage.
Coyotes are found in North America (Canada, the United States, and Mexico), Central America (Panama) all the way to South America (Colombia).
- Coyotes weigh about 20 pounds, about the size of a medium dog.
- Their fur is brownish red, gray or white.
- Coyotes raise their pups in dens or holes in the ground.
- They usually have two to six cubs.
- Many believe that coyotes are nocturnal animals, however this is not true. When coyotes live in close proximity to humans, they tend to be nocturnal but can be active during the day. In areas with little or no human activity, coyotes hunt during the day.
- Coyotes howl to communicate their location.
- Although coyotes look like dogs, they are wild animals. If you see one, never try to get close to it.