The Coyote is a canine found commonly in Québec.
Black fur at the tip of the tail
White fur on the throat and abdomen
Tail held quite low
Pointy muzzle and ears
Coyote or wolf?
Many people misidentify us and believe we are our cousin the Gray wolf! Take notice, we are smaller, and our ears and nose are more pointed. In addition, I carry my tail rather low, while the wolf holds its tail proudly high! I am usually a solitary creature while the wolves live in packs.
Coyotes in Montréal?
As I am somewhat of a generalist and am quite adaptable in my choice of habitat, my geographic distribution is spreading forcing me to get closer to the urban sprawl that is encroaching on my territory. I am even present on the island of Montréal.
I am quite the athlete when it comes to running!
I may not have a stopwatch, but I am told I’m the fastest runner in the canidae family. I can easily run at a speed of 40 km/h for long distances and can reach peaks of more than 60 km/h when needed.
Come say hi to Missy, the coyote