Coyotes are members of the family Canidae and share many of the same traits of their relatives, wolves, dogs, foxes and jackals. There are 19 subspecies of coyote, in accordance with the Integrated Taxonomic Information System. They have a narrow, elongated snout, lean body covered with a thick layer of yellow or amber eyes and long, bushy tails. Coyotes have gray, white, brown and brown fur. Their skin color depends on where they live. Coyotes, who live in the mountains have darker coats and those who live in the desert have light coats.
Coyotes live in North America and roam the plains, forests, mountains and desert of Canada, USA, Mexico and Central America. As people take more and more of nature, coyotes adapt to life in urban areas to find food. In fact, it is becoming more and more common to see coyotes in major cities like New York and Los Angeles.
Coyotes are solitary creatures and mark their territory with urine. In winter, coyotes tend to be more social, though. In the colder months, they join forces, creating hunting packages which will be easier for them to find food.
Coyote has an amazing sense of hearing and smell. They can find prey hidden under the snow, using their ears.
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