Eastern Coyote
Canis Latrans var.


I’m sure, as is usually the case, a discussion, or a quiz in this case, will bring many disagreements with some information provided and this is fine. There is one thing for certain, there is much about the Eastern Coyote, Coydogs, Brush Wolves and Coywolves that biologists don’t know. Perhaps more accurately – what they will not document as factual.

The following quiz is more intended to educate you with the “normal” habits and habitat of the Eastern Coyote with references to the coydog and brush wolf.

1. Eastern coyote typically weigh
A. 30 – 50 lbs
B. 10 – 20 lbs
C. 40 – 60 lbs
D. larger than 50 lbs.

2. The average life span of the Eastern Coyote is
A. 1 year
B. 2 years
C. 3 years
D. 4 years

3. How did the Eastern Coyote get to the Northeastern U.S.
A. They have always been here
B. They were brought here by biologist in an attempt to introduce them to that area
C. They migrated from the mid-west, up through Canada and down into the Northeast
D. They are a result of domestic dogs gone wild

4. Coyotes generally feed on which of the following foods
A. Mice, squirrels and woodchucks
B. Rabbits, fawn deer and house cats
C. Frogs, garbage and bugs
D. All of the above

5. Coyote mating season occurs in
A. January through March
B. March through April
C. June
D. Year round

6. Offspring numbers are usually
A. 4 – 8 pups
B. 2 pups
C. 12 pups
D. more than 10

7. True or False – Coyotes are biologically capable of reproducing with domestic dogs

8. Which of the following describes the Eastern Coyote
A. They are elusive, adaptive and intelligent
B. They are a social animal that generally selects a lifelong mate
C. They mark and defend their territory and can be very vocal at times
D. All of the above