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Traits: Doglike mammal with large, sharply pointed ears; long bushy tail; long legs; gray to brown in color

Habitat: Open areas, including early successional stages of boreal forest, wetlands, tundra

Foods: Hares, voles, lemmings, carrion (dead animals); some marmots, ground squirrels, muskrats, birds, fish, insects

Eaten by: Wolves, great horned owls, golden eagles, bears

Do You Know? Coyotes scavenge scraps from wolf and bear kills of large prey.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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