I hear coyotes howling. Does that mean they have just killed something?

No. Coyotes howl for a variety of different reasons but it would be silly more often than not for a coyote to howl over a kill. Why would they want to attract attention to their food catch? Please click here to visit our page on coyote signs for more information on howling.

Former research associate Justin Brown, after just catching 434 for collaring

Coyote 434 is a good example of how human behaviors, such as feeding wildlife, can result in coyotes becoming a nuisance. 434 was captured on February 18, 2010, in a marsh surrounded by a subdivision and miles of urbanization. She was a young female, approximately 10 months old, and weighed 13.1 kg. Although this was the peak of the breeding season, she was not in breeding condition. A GPS collar was placed on coyote 434, which means that she was located by satellites on an intensive schedule (at times, this was every 10 minutes, other times every hour).