Coyotes are in the canine family and are related to wolves and domestic dogs. Their Scientific name is Canis latrans, which means "barking dog." Here is some information about them.
- They are carnivores, meaning they are meat eaters. They are also opportunistic feeders and their diets can consist of a considerable amount of vegetable matter such as seeds, berries, fruits and grasses.
- In Nevada they are classified as "unprotected," meaning they are not protected by the state law or regulation. They may be harvested at any time by hunting or trapping.