1 A coyote's primary food sources are mice and voles.

2 Even though the average coyote weighs about 27 pounds, they are capable of hauling down prey as large as a deer.

3 Their lush winter coat of fur makes coyotes look much larger than they really are.

4 To me, the howl of a coyote, or a group of coyotes, is one of nature's most stirring sounds. If a wailing coyote on a dark night doesn't raise the hair on the back of your neck, check your pulse. You might be dead.