It has a varied diet consisting primarily of animal meat, including deer, rabbits, hares, rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates, though it may also eat fruits and vegetables on occasion.
Its characteristic vocalization is a howl made by solitary individuals.
In the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, the eastern coyote (a larger subspecies, though still smaller than wolves) is the result of various historical and recent matings with various types of wolves.
Genetic studies show that most North American wolves contain some level of coyote DNA.
Another account from the early 1800s in Edwards County mentioned wolves howling at night, though these were likely coyotes.