An interesting animal – coyote!
The coyote is called the meadow wolf because it is very reluctant to dwell in the forests. The Latin name of the animal is Canis latrans, which translates as a barking dog. And it was called the Aztec Indians as a coyote. The common wolf is much more massive than its little fellow. Coyote is not more than half a meter and rarely its weight exceeds twenty kilograms. There is no comparison with the gray European or Siberian wolf, which is at least three times harder and twice as tall. The description of animals on this difference does not stop. The coyote’s ears are also upright, and the tail is just as fluffy and long, but he doesn’t like forests and mountains like his larger brethren. The coyote’s fur is longer than that of a regular wolf, black-and-gray in color, as if speckled, and the belly is light, almost white. The muzzle is much sharper, elongated, like a fox. Beautiful man There are nineteen subspecies of this interesting animal, and coyote is common only in North America, but there it is almost everywhere.
Coyote is lucky. When America was settled by white settlers, the forests were massacred, and therefore the coyote’s food rivals sank considerably. The gray and red wolves have disappeared almost completely, and therefore the coyotes now live freely in forty-nine of the fifty US states (here they are not in Hawaii, but they are in Alaska), in Canada and in all other countries down to the Panama Canal. Prior to the development of this continent, this wild animal lived only in deserts and prairies. Coyote is not afraid of cities and behaves in almost the same way as a jackal: it will adapt and survive to any landscape because it is omnivorous.
What does a coyote feed on and how he does it
This little wolf usually hunts at night, the lifestyle of these animals is twilight. In food, like jackals, coyotes are unpretentious, but prefer to thin out the animal world: gophers, marmots, prairie dogs, rabbits, rabbits, various rodents go into the feed. Coyote willingly attacks birds, beavers, possums, ferrets, raccoons, skunks, fishes, newts and frogs. The farmer’s peace is occasionally disturbing: he carries goats and sheep, but with varying success.
Wild animals such as the Viloroga or deer are also rarely attacked, as they are small and strong and not strong enough. In the same way as his little African or Asian fellow jackal, a coyote all summer and autumn enjoy the fruits, berries and nuts with great pleasure. In Alaska, in the winter it can also feed on carrion when it follows the herd of ungulates, which the old, the weak and the sick leave. A coyote that is weakened and lagged behind can also slaughter itself.
In the trash, like a jackal, the coyote is not noticed so often, and only two cases are described when the meeting of a man and a coyote ended tragically for a man. Recently, according to press reports, the attacks of this wild animal on people for some reason have increased. Farmers suffer a lot from coyotes. It is impossible to leave pets unattended for a minute: either they will bite the sheep, they will drag the cat away, they will eat the little dog, or they will ruin the chicken coop. More than sixty percent of the sheep that were killed by various predators in the United States are attributed to gangster coyotes. In the suburbs of cities because of these small wolves in large quantities, domestic cats disappear.
Coyote prefers to hunt alone or with its pair, but willingly responds to the call of blood and replenishes the flock to hunt large wild animals – black-tailed deer, for example. Moreover, coyotes are clever, cunning and well-organized predators: even without living permanently in the pack, coyotes are distributed quickly in an improvised hunt and are done perfectly well: some drive the deer one by one while others sit in ambush.
Coyote can negotiate not only with relatives, but also with neighbors. For example, here is an interesting fact about this animal: from time to time a coyote hunts along with a badger: a badger penetrates an alien hole and drives a tenant straight into the paws and teeth of a coyote. What types of animals can do this? Heather coyote, very cunning. In the animals of the Red Book of his recorded very soon, if at all recorded someday.
Coyote: animal description
Each coyote is a loner, a married couple or a flock (and coyotes do not gather in large flocks, at the most – parents and young animals) has its own territory, in the center of which is located the “house” – a den or taken away from another animal burrow. The boundaries of your own site should be periodically marked, what these wild animals are doing. However, the big battles with the incoming uninvited guests, like wolves, the owners do not contrive, even small conflicts between coyotes almost never happen. Rare animals are so peaceful to distant relatives.
Every coyote is a true athlete, not a single canine representative compares with him, perhaps. Even a dog can’t catch up with a coyote, only greyhounds can do it, and not every time. This small wild animal jumps from two to four meters long, runs at a speed of sixty-five kilometers per hour, if not very far,