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Coyote

Canis latrans
Photo by Mike Sturk

Habitat: Very adaptable to all land habitats.

Description: A tan, reddish-grey medium sized dog with pointed ears and nose.

Size: 1-1.3 m long; 58-66 cm tall; 8-34 kg (18-75 lbs)

Diet: Small mammals, amphibians and reptiles with some plants.

Fun Facts: For its cleverness, native cultures have labeled the coyote as the “trickster”. At one time, coyotes lived mainly in the grasslands, now they live almost everywhere, even cities! This is because they have adapted to eat lots of different things. An adaptation is a change, which helps the animal survive.

Source: Pattie, D. and C. Fisher. 1999. Mammals of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

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Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Habitat:  The Silvery Blue can be found throughout all of Alberta and is very common in poplar forests and meadows.

Description:  The Silvery Blue is closer to grey than silver on the underside of its wings with blue on the inside.  Each wing was a distinctive row of black spots running across them.

Size:  25-30mm

Diet:  The...

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