Coyote- Canis latrans- Coyotes found in low deserts and valleys weigh about 20 pounds, less than half of their mountain family members, who can weigh up to 50 pounds. The coyote is an opportunistic hunter and uses an assortment of techniques to catch small mammals like rabbits and squirrels, which encompass the majority of its diet. When hunting small animals such as mice, they slowly stalk and use their acute sense of smell to track down the prey. When the prey is located, the coyotes stiffen and pounce on the prey in a cat-like manner. When attacking large prey, coyotes attack from the rear and the flanks of their prey. Less frequently they also grab the neck and head, pulling the animal down to the ground. Coyotes will commonly work in teams when hunting large animals such as deer or Javelina.