Known for its nighttime howl, the Coyote is acousin of the Wolf, sharing the long course fur and bushy tail. It is diminutive in size, just 60 cm (24 in) at the shoulder. It is active day and nightand is a good hunter of small mammals that it either chases down or digs out of the ground, aided by its excellent hearing and smell. Capable of speeds up to 40 mph, the Coyote is even quick enough to catch birds. The Coyote is a nocturnal animal that operates either alone or in tag-teams when hunting and prefers a grassy habitat.
The weakest of the canines, its keen sense ability and good speed makes the Coyote invaluable as an inexpensive scout unit. It can also be relied on in lower levels as a quick, versatile combat unit.