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Coyote > General Description

Canis latrans, belongs to the family Canidae, which also includes wolf, fox, jackal and domestic dog. Average size of a male is about 35 pounds, 4 feet long nose to tail and about 2 feet tall at the shoulder. Females, being smaller, average about 25 pounds. Coat and overall size and color of the coyote tend to vary with lighter brown coats in the desert areas, heavier gray coats, and a higher average weight in the mountain forest regions.

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