(Canis latrans)

The coyote is fairly uniformly distributed throughout Oregon.

Adults are about 50 pounds, 2 feet tall and 41 to 53 inches long. Its coat can be grayish, buff, pinkish-cinnamon, brownish, or a combination of those colors, but will typically have black-tipped hair on the ears, muzzle and feet.

Diet and habitat  
It feeds on small mammals, birds, insects, fruit and carrion. It occurs in habitats ranging from grasslands to dense forests, and from remote wilderness to highly urbanized areas.

Predators and threats
People pose the greatest risk to coyotes. However, hawks and eagles may take pups.

Coyotes usually have one litter a year and around seven pups per litter, born in an underground den, where they remain for several weeks.


9755 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 210        
Portland, OR 97225        
Phone: 971-673-2944        
Fax: 971-673-2946

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