Coyote is derived from the Aztec word (coyotl).Known as "little wolf" by Native Americans, the Coyote is now found throughout Georgia and most of the U.S..It is one of the most adaptable animals alive. The coyotes' scientific name is 'canix latrans' which means 'barking dog'.
A member of the dog family 'canid', which includes dogs,wolves and foxes, the coyote is about the size of and resembles a small sized German shepard with a bushy tail.Adult coyotes can weigh up to 50 pounds but most weigh from 20 to 35 pounds.The males are larger than the females.
Info on the Coyote can be found at the following links:
SOUTH FLORIDA COYOTE STUDY