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Canis latrans

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I see this Coyote has a pretty good scare running down from its eye to its upper lip.


Most Coyotes do not look as good as these two that make the feeding rounds in Sun City & Sun City West.

The Coyotes that live in and around the residential area of Sun City and Sun City West here in Arizona are pretty well fed. In fact I know several people who actually put out food for them. Some will approach within 10 to 15 feet of humans. I don't believe this is a good thing, but never the less it does happen. I believe the wild should be left wild. The Coyote range is from East Alaska, northern & western Canada, and most all of the United States. The Coyote runs at 25 to 30 miles per hour buy can get up to 40 miles per hour for short distances. Some Coyotes have been know to range as much as 300 to 500 miles. Also note when the Coyote is running it tail is always down. What do they eat? Most any thing they can catch plus any number of cactus fruits. I don't know how high a Coyote can jump, but I have seen them jump up onto objects that looked to be 10 feet high.


This is what I would call a typical Coyote on the desert.

You won't get very close to this one.
Almost every morning and evening this Coyote makes his rounds
through the backs of the houses and apartments across the street
from me on the east side of the dry Agua Fria River bed.
He's a garbage hound.


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