Coyotes are a type of wild dog found in North America. They are closely related to wolves and look very similar to them, except that they are smaller. Coyotes live in packs and hunt small animals such as rabbits and deer. They are also known to scavenge for food around human settlements. Coyotes have been known to attack livestock and pets, so it is essential to take precautions if you live in an area where they are familiar.