So I'm trying to decide who's been circling the outbuildings lately, and it's down to domestic dog or coyote. The tracks and behavior are definitely more along the line of a coyote (They've got the X-shape between the pads, ovaloid tracks, hindpaws landing squarely in tracks of forepaws, narrow track line, new tracks only in the mornings, not seeing evidence of any canid out and about during the day, coyotes known to be in the area, etc) but the blasted paw prints are rather larger than my sources are saying for coyote; more 3" to 3 1/2" rather than 2" - 2 1/2" that the sources are claiming. I know eastern coyotes are supposedly larger, but I don't know what my sources are coming up with their numbers from, so I don't know if that's "larger than a 2 1/2" paw" or something else! So does anyone know if that big a paw is on par for a coyote in Ohio? Haven't had time to get photos of the tracks while they're fresh (in the morning I need to feed, decide if I'm letting out/locking up, and get the heck out of there to get to work on time).