Coexisting with Coyotes


Coyotes are found throughout Florida. According to a 2007 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, the presence of coyotes has been documented in all 67 Florida counties.

This medium-sized canine, a close relative of the domestic dog, is extremely adaptable and can be found in rural, suburban and urban landscapes. They are typically shy and elusive but encounters between people and coyotes in Florida are occurring more often. Coyotes help maintain balanced ecosystems by controlling the populations of rodents and smaller predators, such as foxes, opossums and raccoons, which naturally occur in higher densities and can quickly overpopulate areas of habitat. Learn more.