Coyote "Gallalayo" by Ilona
RANGE: Alaska Canada USA Mexico Central America
HABITAT: Praires, open woodland
SIZE: Nose to tail about 3 feet (1 metre) Smaller than a wolf.
DIET: Rodents rabbits snakes insects carrion fruit berries grasses will enter water to catch fish frogs and crustaceans
NOTES: The Coyote is the North American equivalent of the jackals of Asia and Africa. Together with wolves, jackals are the ancestors of domestic dogs. In Spring 5-10 young are born. Fed by male at first but later by both parents they go off to find their own home range when about 6 months old. Much more common in North America in the past but has been the victim of trapping shooting and poisoning.
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