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Possible Red Wolf/Coyote Hybrid? #5939057 09/21/15 05:16 PM
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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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Hard to tell size by those pics but I'd say just a yote

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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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Coyote with summer coat


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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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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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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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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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Originally Posted By: Brian C.
Coyote with summer coat


Pretty full coat for a 'summer coat'

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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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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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Yote. Seen several in the "red phase" over the years.


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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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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.


Yes, they readily crossbreed. The only problem is the lack of wolves in Texas for several decades.

As noted, may just be red phase. Here is a pretty pelt from Minnesota...
http://www.minntrapprod.com/Coyote-Red-Color-Phase-Tanned-Pelt/productinfo/TF-REDCOLC/


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Originally Posted By: 603Country
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.


I agree that sometimes you have to wonder and yours may have well been a cross with something else, however on the other hand I see lots of people that are 5'9-6'2 on a daily basis but on a rare occasion you might run into someone who is 7' tall.

Just using that as an example. Sometimes in nature, oddities happens that are just unexplainable.

My vote goes to just a regular ole yote.

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It's a coyote.

Haven't had wolves this far south for a long time.


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I will have to say I have NEVER EVER heard anyone label their stand location that before!!! roflmao And I have been in many many deer camps and seen tons of trail cam pics both on leases I have hunted and on forums such as these. You sir are a true original!! clap

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I believe I'd be more worried about getting revenge on whoever changed the location name on my TC than whether a coyote is a hybrid or not roflmao


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I believe I'd be more worried about getting revenge on whoever changed the location name on my TC than whether a coyote is a hybrid or not roflmao



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Right....This just gave me so many Ideas roflmao


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