Coyote?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mlorne, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. mlorne

    mlorne Out Of The Brooder

    30
    0
    32
    Mar 30, 2010
    We have coyotes visit regularly, but I was wondering if I was now looking at a wild dog coming through. My foot at the left for sizing perspective. Any thoughts?

    [​IMG]
    DSC00616 by mlorne, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  2. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    745
    9
    121
    Dec 26, 2010
    Grantsburg, WI
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Wow! Hard to say. Could even be one of those coydogs.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    67,591
    21,034
    886
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I think dog unless you live in wolf territory.[​IMG]
     
  5. mlorne

    mlorne Out Of The Brooder

    30
    0
    32
    Mar 30, 2010
    Thanks for the links. Unfortunately looks like a dog. I say unfortunately because I am a little more wary about wild dogs than I am about a coyote (for both me and the chickens). These tracks were all around the garden, the coop and (more troubling) the backyard.

    Guess I'll have to keep the shotgun close.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. Caincando1

    Caincando1 Out Of The Brooder

    86
    0
    29
    Oct 16, 2009
    Dodge Center MN
    I agree that it looks like a dog track.
     
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Pooch.
     
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,168
    35
    201
    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Yup, its round so it is a dog print--or wolf. Coyote's print would be more elongated to oval.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by