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Identifying wolves and coyotes

It is important to know the difference between the gray wolf and the coyote. 

Gray wolf (canis lupus)

Image showing the size of a gray wolf and gray wolf footprints.

Height: 30 inches average
Length: 4.5 - 6.5 feet
Weight: 50 to 100 pounds

Coyote (canis latrans)

Image showing size of coyote prints

Height: 18 inches maximum
Length: 3 feet
Weight: 25 to 45 pounds