This coyote was evidently not shy and appeared ready for his/her close-up. We captured this footage on one of our remote cameras just before Christmas. Note the heavy coat at this time of year, which likely served the animal well over some days and nights of extremely cold weather. The fur will be shed to a more comfortable thickness once the summer months arrive. A thick coat often makes a coyote appear larger and heavier than it actually is, but coyotes in the southeast rarely weigh more than 35 lbs.