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Did you know that one coyote eats about 200 pounds of meat each year?

That is equal to 75 jackrabbits, 100 cottontail rabbits, or 5,000 round-tailed ground squirrels!

Photograph of a coyote
Photo by Judi Moreillon
Coyote Quick Facts:

Color: mostly gray fur with lighter legs and belly
Length: 28 to 38 inches long plus 11 to 16 inch long tail
Weight: 25 to 35 pounds
Description: looks like a large thin dog, large pointy ears, long legs and long bushy tail
Young: usually 2 to 6, up to 12, called "pups"
Food: *omnivore* that eats rodents including ground squirrels, small mammals like rabbits, sometimes deer, insects, and saguaro fruits and mesquite beans
Predators: mountain lions, wolves
humans: to protect livestock
Home: called a den
Active: nocturnal

Even More Interesting Facts:

Swimmer: good swimmer, can catch fish, frogs, crawfish
Enemies: 100,000 killed each year by humans
Range: has expanded its range to include most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico


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