Coyote (Canis latrans) clamors over a bank of deep snow near the road in West Yellowstone. We admire these animals, often persecuted as pests throughout North America. The size of an average domesticated dog (they top out at about 40-45 pounds), Coyotes are intelligent, resilient and highly adaptable. They thrive in Yellowstone, even in winter and even besieged by larger and more powerful predators. Many Native American myths extol the cunning of the Coyote.