Coyote - Stalker of the Plains
Coyotes are very numerous throughout the open grassy meadows and fields of Yellowstone. They can often be seen looking at the ground, listening very intently for any movement of a potential meal. They often hunt for mice, voles, shrews, chipmunks, etc. in the Yellowstone ecosystem, but are considered scavengers and will eat anything they come across.
The Mountain coyote (Canis latrans lestes), also known as the Great Basin coyote, is a subspecies of coyote native to British Columbia and southeastern Alberta south to Utah and Nevada. It is similar to ''C. l. latrans'', but has lighter-colored upper parts.