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Canis latrans

A recent presence in the East.

  • Native to the South-West of North America and the plains of the United States and Canada, the coyote spread to the north and east. It arrived in Quebec in the 1940’s and made its appearance in the Lower Saint-Lawrence in the 1970’s.
  • Its vocal repertoire is elaborate. What we often hear is a howl followed by a series of barks. Eleven vocalizations were differentiated.
  • Its sense of smell and hearing are very developed, so much so that it can stop or abruptly change trajectory due to a sound or an odor.