The farmers were tired of the coyotes eating all their livestock, so they hired professionals to kill them. The farmers needed the sheep and cattle to eat the grass for their products. The bison also ate the grass so the farmers hired professionals to kill them too.
The people started getting worried that they were killing all of the coyotes. A lot of other animals were dying too. Some ranchers were protecting the coyotes for this reason.
The coyote is an omnivore, which means it eats plants and animals. They will kill and eat a lot of small animals and will eat old or sick large animals. They are too small to kill a bigger animal.
The Coyote's Enemies
Coyotes hunt in pairs of two or three. They will go on the same trail every day. They also will on high grounds to look for prey or predators.
While the dad is out looking for food, the mom watches the pups. The mom will chew up her food, then when it is soft she will spit it out and feed it to her pups. The dad not only has to hunt for himself, but also for the female and the pups.
The coyotes worst enemy is humans. The coyote's other enemies are wolves, cougars, and eagles because they will eat their young. The coyote's worst animal enemy is the family dog.