Facts about Coyotes

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In this article on coyote facts I will cover as many details as possible for you.

Total grown coyotes weigh from 20 to 50 lbs. They measure from 58 to 64 inches long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.

Additionally it is thought that the population of coyotes in North America is at an all time high.

I don’t believe that’s true here in NW Missouri where I reside. I can recall as a teenager hearing and seeing coyotes almost on a daily basis on the farm. I do however believe the population here is growing once more.

A couple of years back I can remember nearly every coyote I trapped or called had mange. I believe mange was responsible mainly here for the previous 10 year decrease in population.

They’ve even been known to kill lambs, calves, and little pets.

Coyotes have an exclusion sense of smell. 100 times greater than a human. They also have keen vision.

Female coyotes give birth to as few as 2, and up to a dozen pups in the spring. Both female and male will protect the pups and their land. The pups can hunt by themselves by fall.

Coyotes can run up to 40 mph.

I know this guide will be read by many from each side of the animal rights world. I will tell you up front that I adore coyotes. . I don’t expect everyone to agree with hunting coyotes. In my opinion, the ones that disagree with it only don’t have all the details they need to make an in formed choice. So I will list a fact here that is reason enough for me to search them and do my part to keep their population in check.

When coyotes become more populated in an area they begin venturing to urban communities. I just finished reading an article yesterday of a coyote attacking two little kids in Oregon State. Coyotes fault? No, it is just instinct to them. However, the fact that coyotes have become so overpopulated in that region that they’re being forced to seek out new land (which in this instance includes towns) is reason enough to narrow the people there in my opinion.

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