A howl from a coyote pup may sound more like a high-pitched squeal, but hearing howls from the entire pack can sound a little spooky. Don’t worry-they’re mostly just checking on their pals. Coyotes use certain types of vocalizations to communicate in different situations. one type of howl rallies the pack for a hunt. Another helps a lost coyote find its friends. No wonder coyotes are often portrayed as extremely brainy in Native American folklore.