Coyote - Canis latrans
Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.
Native of the western United States and likely
entered Florida both from natural range expansion and human
introductions. Introductions have occurred on numerous occasions
since at least 1925, primarily for hunting with dogs. Well
established in northwest Florida by the 1970s, and breeding
populations were present in south-central Florida by the 1990s. Can
be an agricultural pest, upon vegetables as well as livestock, and
can prey upon numerous native species. Attempts to control coyote
populations on a large scale have not been successful. Found in all
counties except Dade and Monroe in 2000 (Main and Coates 2000).