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Coyote - Canis latrans

The coyote, a canine, smaller than its closest relative the wolf, is native to North America and actually can be seen on Montreal Island in the North and South although I never saw one here.

Common Names

  • Coyote (en)
  • Coyote (es)
  • Coyote (fr)
  • Kojote (de)

Taxonomy

  • Carnivora
  • Canidae
  • Canis latrans

Where & When to Spot

In spite of having been reported in the South and North of Montreal Island, I only saw an individual near Granby. I will take some serious efforts though to spot coyotes here in Montreal and add photos later on keeping in mind that coyotes are predators and it is reasonable to keep a safe distance.

How to Identify

This animal may be mistaken as a fox, wolf or as a member of certain dog races. The coyote is actually a quite large animal and clearly distinguishable from fox in size and I am not aware of wolves living close to Montreal. The individual I saw near Granby first gave me the impression to be a dog but as it got closer, shape of body, head and ears told me different.

Photos

Coyote (Canis latrans)

Coyote (Canis latrans)

granby - 2017-07-22

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 640;

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