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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.
*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