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Coyote
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Canis latrans
Family Name:
Canidae
Head & Body Size:
28-38 in. (70-97 cm)
Tail Size:
28-38 in. (70-97 cm)
Weight:
35-75 lb.
Color:
generally light grey with black ticking and pale undersides with cinnamon markings on their face and sides. Mountain coyotes tend to be darker while desert coyotes tend to be more yellowish in color.
Life Span:
10-14 years
Diet:
Small mammals, insects, reptiles, fruit & carrion
 
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Coyote

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Coyote Description
  Second to the grey wolf, the coyote is known as one of the most successful land predetors on Earth. The name coyote means "barking dog". They range in color and size depending on geographical location. The coyote has large, pointed ears and a bushy tail. They are known for their sharp eyesight and keen sense of smell and hearing.  
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