coyote

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Synonyms for coyote

small wolf native to western North America

someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)

a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

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The Eastern coyotes also may not be coyotes, but a hybrid of three types of canid subspecies.
The sighting, along with the scat and uncountable tracks, confirmed my suspicion: Coyotes were targeting these winter-weary deer.
We omitted responses for questions 3 (How often have you seen coyotes actually on your property?
Coyotes do eat venison, but hunter gut-piles and unrecovered deer and highway kills provide more to coyotes than they take through deer predation.
To the Editor: In 1959, coyotes (Canis latrans) were found in only 3 Massachusetts towns, but by 2007, their population was estimated at 10,000 and they were present throughout the state, except on the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket (1).
But the very attractions have drawbacks as well, including deadly wildfires and the occasional injurious human-animal incident such as the one that prompted the killing of a handful of coyotes last week.
There is so much negativity in the press about coyotes, your article was a breath of fresh air.
Coyotes often travel with a group of other coyotes called a pack.
Three years ago, there were 12 reports of coyotes roaming ritzy Beverly Hills, California.
Nuth'n wrong with coyotes a broad-head or cyanide won't fix" I said, "guess we should have tracked it last night.
We collected sex, age, and reproductive data from 100 coyotes harvested by fur-takers during the late-1970s and another 200 in the late-1990s from southwestern Illinois.
This volume is a memoir of Reid's fascination with observing coyotes on her property.
Now coyotes can be found as far north as Alaska and as far south as Costa Rica.
The diet and food habits of coyotes (Canis latrans) in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) were examined by analyzing 50 scat samples collected during coyote population surveys between February 1998-March 1999.
Instead, many pay as much as $7,000 to smugglers, called coyotes, to bring their children to the U.