Native Americans gave the name “song dog” to the coyote. Lewis and Clark called them “prairie wolves.” Their vocalizations include yips, barks, and howls. One coyote can sound like three or four. This individual howled for five seconds or so and then stood and listened. Another coyote answered him. He looked in that direction and howled again. The next time he listened, still another coyote responded from a different direction. He turned, looked, and answered back. He spun around, howling and barking in six different directions for about ten minutes, trying to tell everyone in the neighborhood all he could.