on February 4, 2010



A coyote will sometimes hunt larger prey with other coyotes and with badgers. When hunting with a badger, the coyote will sniff out underground prey, and the badger will dig it up with its claws. How do coyotes know to hunt with badgers? God designed this instinct that became part of its behavior after the Fall of man since before this time, it was vegetarian.


  • Most coyotes are grayish or yellowish gray in color. The guard hair on their backs is black-tipped. They have large pointed, erect ears, and small, black noses.

Fun Facts

  • Coyotes are sometimes called “song dogs” because they are the most vocal dogs.
  • They howl to keep the pack together. If one gets separated, the pack will howl to help the other locate them.
  • The tail of a coyote is half of the coyote’s length.

Created Kind Members

Jackal, wolf, dingo, fox, domesticated dog

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)
FAMILY: Canidae (dog kind)
GENUS/SPECIES: Canis latrans

Size: 2–3 ft (0.6–0.9 m)
Weight: 15–46 lbs (6.8–20.9 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Mostly rodents; also birds, snakes, and insects
Habitat: Desert, forest, savanna, and tundra regions of North and Central America

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