Coyote, Prairie-Wolf

The coyote, or prairie-wolf, is about the size of a large dog and

resembles one. Its color is gray, made by a mixture of black and white

hairs. It is a cowardly animal and not dangerous, but its contemptible

character could not prevent a wave of compassion that came over me when

I saw one poor creature caged in a wooden box and holding up the bloody

stump where its fore foot had been torn off by the cruel and barbarous

steel trap.