Experts Offer Advice on Coexisting with Coyotes in Suburbia 9/26/2010 New York

The coyote is not native to this region, Kays said. According to his analysis of fossil maps, coyotes lived strictly in the Great Plains region and the western United States until the early 1900's.
New York... "We found the genetic makeup of animals we tested to be about 10 to 15 percent wolf and the rest coyote—we believe this makes them more adapted to deer hunting. 
Though Kays and his colleagues had also hypothesized that coyotes might have cross-bred with feral or domesticated dogs, they found little evidence to support the theory. "It seems the coyotes would rather attack the dogs than mate with them," he said. 

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