Even if you don't see a coyote or a coyote print, there is another way to tell if coyotes are in your neighborhood: scat! Coyote scat (feces) vary in appearance, but there are a few things to look for when identifying coyote scat.
1. Location: Coyotes often leave scat in the middle of a trail as a signal to other coyotes.
2. Shape: Coyotes tend to have narrow, twisted, and tapered scat.
3. Contents: Coyotes eat rodents and fruits (among other things) and their scat often has evidence of their diet. Coyote scat can have visible berries or seeds in it, and often has animal fur.