Coyotes (Canis latrans) carry their tails low.
Photo courtesy of Bob Gress.
Coyotes are a desert animal, similar in appearance to a small wolf or dog. They are extremely intelligent, and have adapted to living in urban areas eating garbage. They travel in packs and can interbreed with dogs. They are often considered pests or nuisances, and can be seen at night. Do not approach or disturb them, they are wild animals. They rarely attack humans, preferring to run, but cornering one or approaching pups is a good way to get hurt.