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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by aprophet, Jun 1, 2011.
You mean such things happen in the wild (or if it doesn't, is this proof of manipulation and release, perhaps even by wildlife departments, or more likely by a little old gray haired animal lover).
It sure begs the questions.
Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing it with us, aprophet. Fascinating.
Yup, I posted the same thing a week or so ago https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=510023 . The thing is that most of this study was done using museum specimens which means they are going back a ways. It seems there is a trend away from dog toward wolf hybrids.
BTW, I know there were coyotes in NYS at least in 1945 as I saw a mother with pups in the Catskills in August of that year. I remember it well because it was also V-J Day.
You're right woodmort. [http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...et_TbKnyXvnvzfC2HPih7Oi9O#ixzz0jDd7ZJih][/url]
Coyote's are slowly working their way into the Adirondacks. When I was a teen wild dogs held their niche, but as I went to college the dogs were being killed off by the 'yotes.
Quote:Actually one wildlife expert with the NYS-DEC a couple of years ago made a statement that there is a family of coyotes on every ridge between the Atlantic and Mississippi. They certainly are the #1 big predator east of Upper Mich. I don't remember much talk of predators in the Adirondacks during my time there--mid 40's to 50's--other than an occasional lynx or bobcat--no mention of wolves, coyotes or feral dogs. That was in the eastern part near L. Champlain. Of course there was always the mountain lion spotting that never produce a body and was denied by the DEC-- other than the one someone apparently released near Keene.