Coyotes are typically not seen or heard in daylight, because these animals are nocturnal. Coyotes are territorial and prone to hunting alone, except for during the winter months when decreased food supplies require a pack approach.
These dogs are found largely throughout North America, and in a diverse variety of different habitats. The fact that coyotes do not have a primary type of environment is directly related to their great ability to adapt. The coyote species is far from being threatened, as of 2014, having some of the highest numbers in history. When a given area has a highly dense population, some coyotes may venture 100 miles to hunt. These animals have a typical lifespan in the wild of up to 15 years.