The coyote (Canis latrans) is similar to a medium-sized dog in appearance. However their nose is more pointed and their tail is bushier than most dogs. They have long, dense fur which can be gray or reddish-gray, with rusty colored legs, feet, and ears. Thier throat and belly usually have a whitish color fur. An adult coyote can weigh 30 to 40 pounds.

The coyote will utilizes almost any habitat, including urban areas. They prefer prairies, open woodlands, and brushy or boulder-strewn areas. 


Listen to a Coyote in the Montana wilderness:

Coyotes eat a wide variety of food. They will eat almost anything plant or animal.

Coyote pairs usually produce pups each year and both adults assist in care of the young. A den used for rearing pups.