Coyote, Wolf, Coywolf, or domestic dog/coyote hybrid (test your skills)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by minnehaha, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. minnehaha

    minnehaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This critter was on our property last year.

    The game department was very interested in him and studied him. They determined exactly what he is. Can you tell what he is?

    I'll write the game departments determination in a few days.....Have fun!

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  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just looks like a coyote to me.
     
  3. mossyroo

    mossyroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Talking to our farrier llast night and there is appparently a rumer of some coywolf in our area although I have read recently that is very unlikely.
     
  4. minnehaha

    minnehaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really?? That is interesting. We are having reports up here as well.
     
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  5. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I'll look closer, since obviously something is up...

    I'm no expert, but here is my take:
    The legs look thick, but it is probably just motion blur and some feathering of the fur contributing to that illusion. The tail has a white tip, but that is normal (recessive trait?) for coyotes. The body seems larger than normal, although that could easily be just the winter coat. The back looks like it might slope downward like a GSD, but he could just be crouching a bit...plus he is standing on a slope, so I wouldn't read too much into that. Just not seeing anything that would make me think twice.

    Everything I see screams coyote. Pointed ears, narrow nose, long legs, fluffy tail with black end (despite white tip), and general coloration.
     
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  6. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Head is small like coyote, body is bigger blockier like a Malamute/Husky cross ... I say CoyDog ...

    I'm not sure if a wolf would mate with a coyote ... I think the wolf would just eat the coyote ... Never heard of it happening, nor with a fox/coyote mixing ... of course never underestimate hormones ...
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    DNR calls the coyotes that look like that 'coydogs' here in SC.
     
  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Head looks pointy like a coyote. Body type more like a wolf. Looks like an intergrade between grey wolf and a coyote..

    Where I come from coydogs where actually the cross between grey wolves and coyotes where the males were close to 55 lbs live weight. Pure coyotes in these parts are 35 lbs with exception individuals up around 45 lbs.


    Enola, are you by any chance near where they are working with the red wolves?
     
  9. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coyote......
    But with fox thrown in...... lol
     
  10. texaschickenfis

    texaschickenfis New Egg

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    It's a coyote. They make a trap where you can bait them and remove them or jsut invest in some 22s. We are ever run with these guys as I live in east Texas right off the Sabine River. Hotwire works about 8 inches off the ground around fences but hungry enough I have seen them take a lamb mid day in open pasture. Best defense is a few Pyrenees or Akashi if they have them. Great with all farm animals. My leghorn roo actually chases my dogs around. They think it is a game.
     

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