a coyote captured on a camera trap in Florida

Coyotes have expanded their range to 49 states—and show no signs of stopping.

We kill more than 400,000 a year, but this adaptable predator is thriving beyond all expectations. Now, it's poised to enter South America.

A coyote triggers a camera trap at Babcock Ranch State Preserve in Florida. The U.S. Southeast was the last region of the country that coyotes colonized.

Photograph by Carlton Ward Jr., Nat Geo Image Collection

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