Is this a dog or a coyote?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sjisty, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    We have had something prowling around at night. We set up the camera and out of 59 shots, this is what we got. Is this a dog or a coyote?

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  2. hooadefender

    hooadefender Out Of The Brooder

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    that sure looks likes a coyote to me little redder than wheat we have up here. we do also have coydogs up here which are a hybrid feril dog coyote could be that hard telling for sure
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Coyote for sure!
     
  4. RaeRae2

    RaeRae2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a coydog or a coyote for sure. Definitely not a pure dog.
     
  5. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    That sure looks like a coyote. I feel I should also play devil's advocate though; even as a person that has worked with my state's fish and game, and has had a lot of dog experience, I have seen mixed-breed dogs that look very, very coyote-ish indeed.

    Coyotes also look different depending on where you live. Coyotes in the Northeastern US, for example, look quite a bit different from their western counterparts.
     
  6. WLLady

    WLLady Out Of The Brooder

    100% a coyote. nice one too.
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Coyote and it looks like there may be one in the background, see the eyes glowing upper left above the coyote in the photo.
     
  8. shannonruedger

    shannonruedger Out Of The Brooder

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    definitley a coyote looking for a quick meal.
     
  9. bwalden

    bwalden Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yep agreed, for sure a coyote. Is it messing with your chickens? (or other stuff?)
     
  10. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Yes, we did something very dumb, dumb, dumb. One of our chickens laid quite a few eggs in those ferns. She went broody and WE LET HER stay there. She was a helpless quick meal for him/her. In the 5 or so years we've been here, I have never imagined we had coyotes around! Poor Penny, I'm so sorry. We have several secure coops and always lock up our chickens at night, except for Penny.

    I set up the camera right above where Penny had her nest. I figured whatever got her would come back.
     

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