Foxes, Coyotes and Wolves each have different feeding patterns - each targets different levels of the food chain. Foxes tend to target things as small as insects (locusts), mice and rodents up to rabbits and medium sized birds. Coyotes focus more on rodents, rabbits and an occasional young deer. Wolves primarly feed on deer (White Tailed deer in the NC region). Since the bone and hair commonly passes undigested through the animal - its scat (fecal matter) is helpful in identification of the animal. Below you see a Coyotes scat - notice its descanted (dry) white color, this is common for Coyotes.
An interesting but not conclusive find was made when one of our trackers happened to make his mark next to the below wolf scat with dung beetles around it.
- ▼ April (4)