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Coyote Tracks
(Canis latrans)

Photo: Bob Bluett and Illustrations: Dan Goodman
Photo and illustrated tracks of a coyote.
Photo of a coyote track next to a quarter for scale and illustrated front and hind tracks and the track pattern of a coyote.
Graphic showing size difference between coyote, dog and wolf tracks.
Illustration of the size difference between a coyote, large dog, and wolf tracks.

 

Photo: Bob Bluett
Dog track and coyote track in mud with a quarter to illustrate size difference.
The track on the left is from a dog. The coyote track on the right is smaller and oval-shaped.
Photo: Bob Bluett
The two tracks on the left are dog tracks. The smaller, more oval shape track on the right is from a coyote.
The two tracks on the left are dog tracks. The smaller, more oval shape track on the right is from a coyote.
Photo: Jared Duquette
Coyote tracks in snow. Note how the two front toes turn in towards each other.
Coyote tracks in snow with a hand-rendered ruler for scale. Note how the two front toes turn in towards each other.
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