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#5939057 - 09/21/15 12:16 PM Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid?
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Last season, I caught a glimpse from the stand of what i thought at first was just a coyote roaming around but as it got closer i could tell that this was much larger than any coyote i had ever seen before and had what seemed to be a reddish tint to its coat. Unsure of what exactly it was i didn't take a shot at him but I haven't been able to stop thinking about him since. I did some research and learned that before red wolves pretty much disappeared from Texas there were reports of them breeding with coyotes and some hybrids have been spotted around. I just went up this past weekend to check the camera and much to my surprise I had 2 separate visits from this shy little guy in the pics. Can anyone tell me what I may be dealing with here? Or am i looking at just a regular coyote? Thanks.


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#5939068 - 09/21/15 12:19 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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Hard to tell size by those pics but I'd say just a yote

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#5939109 - 09/21/15 12:39 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Originally Posted By: Tru2lifetaxidermy
Hard to tell size by those pics but I'd say just a yote


What it looks like to me as well
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#5939126 - 09/21/15 12:48 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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Coyote with summer coat
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#5939141 - 09/21/15 12:57 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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I'd say you are dealing with a buddy who got ahold of your camera and changed the location out for you! roflmao
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#5939145 - 09/21/15 12:58 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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Full blood coyote.
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#5939159 - 09/21/15 01:04 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Texas Tatonkas]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Tatonkas
I'd say you are dealing with a buddy who got ahold of your camera and changed the location out for you! roflmao

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#5939164 - 09/21/15 01:08 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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Tough to tell without a good pic of the head but most likely just a coyote. It's been so long since there were wolves in Texas that their offspring are certainly dead by now.

The color of the coat doesn't mean much. Coyotes come in all colors and not all red wolves are red.

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#5939174 - 09/21/15 01:14 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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We had a coyote just like what you describe and is in the photos that id see on ocassion. Im located by mcallen. Im pretty sure he was just a çoyote.
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#5939234 - 09/21/15 01:41 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Brian C.]
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Originally Posted By: Brian C.
Coyote with summer coat


Pretty full coat for a 'summer coat'
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#5939238 - 09/21/15 01:44 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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Everybody thinks it's a coyote, but sometimes you have to wonder. I've shot a truckload of coyotes that all weighed around 20 to 30 pounds, but one fall day I shot one that was 50 pounds. Why was he so much bigger than any coyote I shot before or since? Danged if I know, but I have always assumed he was a blend of some kind.

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#5939266 - 09/21/15 02:04 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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How about a 1/2 Red Heeler 1/2 Grey Wolf.
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#5939426 - 09/21/15 03:44 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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#5939430 - 09/21/15 03:50 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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I saw some TV show where they tagged a coyote and followed it and proved that some were interbeeding with wolves. Hard to tell about the one in the photo.

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#5939438 - 09/21/15 03:53 PM Re: Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? [Re: Lost Boys Outdoors]
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Yote. Seen several in the "red phase" over the years.
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