A light and dark brown coyote in a grassy field
Coyote tracks are narrower and more oval than a dog's mostly round paw print.

Photo by NPS

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Canis Iatrans
Distribution/Habitat: Widely disbursed throughout North America, and have adapted to living in urban environments.
Average Size: 32-37 inches tall; 16 inch tail. Average weight: 25 pounds
Average Life Span: 10-14 years
Diet: Small mammals such as rabbits and rodents. Coyotes also eat fish, frogs, insects, snakes, fruit, grass, and even deer.

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Last updated: April 1, 2020