Coyote (Canis latrans)

The coyote, a canine, smaller than its closest relative the wolf, is native to North America and actually can be seen on Montreal Island in the North and South although I never saw one here.

How To Identify

This animal may be mistaken as a fox, wolf or as a member of certain dog races. The coyote is actually a quite large animal and clearly distinguishable from fox in size and I am not aware of wolves living close to Montreal. The individual I saw near Granby first gave me the impression to be a dog but as it got closer, shape of body, head and ears told me different.

Where and When to Spot

In spite of having been reported in the South and North of Montreal Island, I only saw an individual near Granby. I will take some serious efforts though to spot coyotes here in Montreal and add photos later on keeping in mind that coyotes are predators and it is reasonable to keep a safe distance.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • granby

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 640

Common Names

Kojote [de]
Coyote [en]
Coyote [es]
Coyote [fr]


Canis latrans