Coyotes are small to medium sized canines that resemble dogs. Adults typically weigh 30-40 lbs. Coyotes have an extremely variable diet from deer to livestock, pets and some plants. However the majority of their diet is small mammals like rodents or rabbits. Conflicts with humans usually arise when people are intentionally or unintentionally feeding coyotes.
Coyotes rarely cause health problems for people however there are a number of diseases that can be contracted by pets. These diseases include canine distemper, canine parvovirus and mange.