In body form and size, the coyote resembles a small collie dog, with erect pointed ears, slender muzzle, and a bushy tail.  Coyotes are predominantly brownish gray in color with a light gray to cream colored belly.  Color varies greatly, however, from black to red or nearly white in some individuals and local populations.  Most have dark or black guard hairs over their back and tail.  Coyotes are larger in the eastern states than in the western states.  With males averaging about 45 pounds and females about 30 pounds.

Coyotes often include many items in their diet.  Rabbits top the list of their dietary components.  Carrion, rodents, fawns, insects, as well as livestock and poultry, are also consumed.  Coyotes readily eat fruits such as watermelons, berries , and other vegetative matter when they are available in.  In some areas coyotes feed on human refuse at dump sites and take pets (cats and small dogs).

Coyotes are extremely adaptable animals. They can adapt nearly all of their habits to suit the area in which they are inhabiting. Females have litters of 3-9 once a year. Entire families stay together until pups are mature enough to survive on their own. Coyotes have become a nuisance to farmers, killing small livestock such as, hogs, fowl, calves, goats, sheep, etc. CWR uses modified and rubber jawed traps. Occasionally CWR employs the use of cage traps. CWR relocates all catches through the live market.