- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 29, 2009

Some facts about coyotes:

_The name “coyote” comes from the Aztec word coyotl.

_Coyotes are found throughout the United States, except Hawaii, and in most of Canada. Before 1900, they were restricted to areas west of the Mississippi River.

_In Colorado, coyotes are a game species and can be killed year-round with a license. Landowners can kill coyotes without a license if their property or livestock are threatened.

_Coyotes range in color from nearly black to off-white.

_Males are larger than females. The average size is 3 feet long and 18 inches high, ranging from 20 to 50 pounds.

_They are among the most vocal of land mammals, howling, barking and yipping to gather or signal their location.

_Coyotes usually pair for life and breed between January and March. Pups are born from April to mid-May.


Source: Colorado Division of Wildlife

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