Saturday, September 29, 2007


The coyote breeds February to April and of 1 to 19 babies. April to May they go in a underground burrow. Their habitats are in the west open plains in east brushy areas. Their scientific name is Canis latrans.There scientific name means barking dog. There range is generally common through east and west Alaska, to south west Canada, and all of west USA. The coyote usually runs 25 to 30 miles per hour. The coyote runs with it's tail down unlike other dogs. They eat rabbits, mice, ground squirrels, pocket gophers and other small animals as well as birds, frogs, toads, snakes, insects, fruits and carrion from larger animals. Most live for 6 to 8 years.Other predators like grizzly bears, black bears, mountain lions and wolves used to make there population go lower.

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