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Nevada Coyote
Coyote (Canis latrans) spotted before noon near Las Vegas Bay.
Lake Mead Area, Nevada. February 2008. His mate was nearby, resting in the bushes.

The coyotes are members of the Dog family. They have adapted to various conditions throughout North America and can be found from the low deserts to higher mountains.

Interesting facts:
*The coyote's tail is used in threat displays (it is held horizontally when the Coyote displays aggression).
*The coyote can run at almost 40 mph and can jump over a 8' fence.
*They mate between January and March
*Their lifespan is about 15 years in the wild





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HenrykNice photo.

Henryk

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He looks very calm. Henryk
Posted Feb 26, 2008 3:08 am

Anya JingleRe: Nice photo.

Anya Jingle

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Wow, I didn't expect this photo will be so well welcomed. Coyotes are very common in the US and most people don't get excited about seeing them. I always find it interesting how they still manage to stay so wild and different from domestic dogs.

Thank you for the comment and vote. He was afraid of me and I eventually stopped following him so he can go back to his companion. Greetings, AJ.
Posted Feb 26, 2008 3:30 pm

lcarreauI've always wondered

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

if a coyote could take down a Bighorn sheep.
While I was hiking in Utah several years ago,
I saw one chasing a deer. They both disappeared over a ridge. Nice photo, Anya!
Posted Feb 27, 2008 1:32 pm

Anya JingleRe: I've always wondered

Anya Jingle

Hasn't voted

It's likely that a coyote could take down a baby bighorn, but it probably happens seldom. Moms are very protective and extremely watchful. They all can quickly escape up the cliffs where no coyote can get.
Thanks for the comment Larry.
Posted Feb 27, 2008 3:54 pm

cp0915Very informative

cp0915

Voted 10/10

I really like when you add informative text like you've done here. Thanks!
Posted Feb 27, 2008 2:00 pm

Anya JingleRe: Very informative

Anya Jingle

Hasn't voted

Thanks CP. I didn't realize they can run so fast until I took this picture and then went home to read about them.
Posted Feb 27, 2008 3:32 pm

dai toranice photo

dai tora

Voted 10/10

anya has taken photo of
road runner and now the photo of this coyote
now this is a living cartoon.
Posted Mar 7, 2008 1:48 pm

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Image Data
Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Feb 26, 2008 12:24 am

Image ID: 383735
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Nevada Coyote

Image Type(s): Wildlife