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Relative newcomers to Florida, coyotes (Canis latrans) are members of the dog family, referred to as the American jackal, brush wolf, or prairie wolf. They are now found in every county of Florida and range throughout North America and much of Central America. They play an important role in ecosystems and food webs.

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Did I See a Panther?

UW144/WEC145 by Diane J. Episcopio, Elizabeth F. Pienaar, and Martin B. MainFebruary 21st, 2018

Wildlife of Florida Factsheet: Coyote

UW443/WEC398 by Raoul K. Boughton and Bethany WightApril 17th, 2019

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