The coyote is around the same size as a medium-sized dog. A coyote’s fur can be a range of colours depending on where it lives. Mountain coyotes have darker coats while coyotes living in the desert have lighter coats. Coyotes are a highly adaptive species. They live on the plains and in the mountains, forests and deserts of Canada, the United States, Mexico and throughout Central America. It is not uncommon to see coyotes moving into larger cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver. These urban areas are a great place for coyotes to find all sorts of food sources.