Coyote Facts

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Facts about Coyotes

 

• The Coyote is a member of the same family to which foxes, dogs and wolves belong, the canids. 

 

• The Eastern Coyote is found in Massachusetts. 

 

• Coyotes vary in size depending on location but generally are 4 to 4 ½ feet long, including the tail and stand 18-25 inches tall and weigh 20-50 pounds. 

 

• A Coyote may be grey, brown or tan above and whitish underneath with a straight, bushy tail. 

 

• Coyotes are adaptable and can live in a wide range of climates and conditions and are found in all states except Hawaii. 

 

• Coyotes are omnivorous and make use of an astonishing variety of plant and animal foods including, meat, garbage, insects, rodents, rabbits, birds, deer and even berries and fruits. 

 

• Coyotes play an important part in controlling rodents.

 

• Coyotes breed during February or March and give birth in April or May. The pups usually mature quickly are fully independent at about nine months.

 

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