Record Size Female Coyote, Canis latrans

Jonathan G. Way, Robert L. Proietto


On 11 March 2004 we recaptured and re-radio-collared an 8-9 yr old, 25.1 kg (55.3 lb), 157 cm long (tip of nose to tail tip) female Eastern Coyote (Canis latrans) in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that was originally captured in November 1998. This is believed to be the largest female Coyote ever recorded.


Eastern Coyote; Canis latrans; body size; Cape Cod; Coyote; Massachusetts; urbanization; weight

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