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PREDATOR BIOLOGY & FACTS



COYOTE INFORMATION








Coyote Biology



Weight: 15-45 lbs.
Length with tail: 40-60"
Shoulder Height: 15-20"


Sexual Maturity: 1-2 years

Mating Season: Jan-March
Gestation Period: 58-65 days


No. of Young: 2-12, 6 avg.
Birth Interval: 1 year


Lifespan: 15 years max in the wild. 4-5 years average



Typical diet: Small mammals, insects, reptiles, fruit & carrion




Interesting Coyote Facts


Only 5-20% of Coyote pups survive their first year.



The Coyote can run at almost 40 mph.



Coyotes can breed with both domestic dogs and wolves. A dog-coyote mix is called a "coydog."



35% of fawn deaths are attributed to coyote predation.



Coyotes maintain their territory by marking it with urine.





FOX INFORMATION








Fox Biology



Weight: 8 - 14 lbs.
Total length = 3-4 ft.


Home Range = 1 - 5 miles

Mating Season: Jan-Feb
Gestation Period: 53 days


No. of Young: 2 - 10; ave. = 5
Birth Interval: 1 year


Lifespan: 15 yearsmaximum in the wild. 4-5 average



Typical diet: small mammals such as rats, mice, and rabbits, insects, wild birds, young livestock (as carrion), fruits, berries, grasshoppers, snakes




Interesting Fox Facts


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Foxes will often bury leftover food and cache it for later consumption



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Variations in color include black, silver,and cross These genetic variations may appear in the same litter.



Foxes do not chew food, rather tear pieces off and swallow whole





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