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Wolf or ??? #7349754 11/16/18 12:14 AM
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Ok....so this young man I work with here near San Antonio shot this critter that was running with coyotes and killing livestock including calves. It has been like 5 years since the pic was taken. They all claimed it was a wolf. It looks like a Giant Coyote. Said it dwarfed the other coyotes. What do you think? [Linked Image]


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Looks like a coyote to me

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I'd say coyote too

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Looks like 100% Yote to me. Doesn't even look all that giant either.

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100% Coyote

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It was 3 times the size of a coyote. Over 100 lbs.


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Maybe a Coydog. Coyote and Ger. Shepard mix. Looks pretty big for a coyote.



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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
It was 3 times the size of a coyote. Over 100 lbs.


That would make it bigger than than 99% of Red wolves in existence and 95% of Mexican Gray Wolves. You have to go fairly far north of Texas to get wolves that consistently go over 100 lbs. Makes me think it was a cross between a large coydog and say a 140 lb Alaskan Malamute.

Suppose there is a small chance someone had an imported timber from somewhere up north as a pet or breeder and it escaped.

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We have one about that size on our lease in Shackelford county. Seen it good twice, couldn't get a shot off. Wife was in the stand and said it looked like a lion because it was so big and has a yellow coat. So much bigger than the average coyote in the area. We also have a goat farm bordering our place that's getting hammered. I'm gunning for it as much as any buck on the place!

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I think it's a cross between a wolf and dog. A guy around my place raises and breeds them. I see no coyote.


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Coyote and I agree that it doesn’t look that big, not 100lbs. The pic is deceiving, yote is close to the camera.

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Muzzle looks coyote to me


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I can't tell how big he is by the photo as the hunter is obviously standing in front of ATV and the coyote is hanging off the back. I will say that it appears to be an above average sized coyote but not 100 pounds. I called up and killed a coyote on the Bell Ranch in NE NM years ago when we were shooting one of the "EYES FRONT" DVD's for Mossy Oak that was the largest I have ever killed. They had a big coyote contest at Logan, NM and one of the ranch hands entered it and won. If memory serves me correctly, it weighed 47 pounds two days after I killed it. I am guessing that he would have weighed about 50 on the hoof.
I have a hide from a female hanging on my wall that a buddy killed on frozen Lake Michigan. She weighed 57 pounds and my buddy said that her mate was noticeably larger though he did not get him killed. The further north you go, the bigger they get. Blows our saying, "Everything's bigger in Texas" all to heck.
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looks like a very good sized coyote to me!

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This yote was killed in Eastland county and weighed 49lbs. I killed one larger on the same property the year before that was larger than this one. THe AR in the pic has a 24 inch barrel for comparison. lay him on the front rack of a 4 wheeler and he does look large but not that much different in size than the one in the OP. Not asying they didn't kill a eral big yote but do not think it is a wolf or 100lbs. look at a 100lb deer on the front rack of a 4 wheeler some time and see how much space it takes up, and its hair will not be nearly as long as a yotes hair.



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It's a wolfote (pronounced "wool-foh-tee")

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Originally Posted by gary roberson
I can't tell how big he is by the photo as the hunter is obviously standing in front of ATV and the coyote is hanging off the back. I will say that it appears to be an above average sized coyote but not 100 pounds. I called up and killed a coyote on the Bell Ranch in NE NM years ago when we were shooting one of the "EYES FRONT" DVD's for Mossy Oak that was the largest I have ever killed. They had a big coyote contest at Logan, NM and one of the ranch hands entered it and won. If memory serves me correctly, it weighed 47 pounds two days after I killed it. I am guessing that he would have weighed about 50 on the hoof.
I have a hide from a female hanging on my wall that a buddy killed on frozen Lake Michigan. She weighed 57 pounds and my buddy said that her mate was noticeably larger though he did not get him killed. The further north you go, the bigger they get. Blows our saying, "Everything's bigger in Texas" all to heck.
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I agree with Gary... looks to simply be a big coyote that's "grown" over the past 5 years as the story has been retold.


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Haha...typical responses. So it is a close friend of mine and this yote dog was over 100 lbs and was bigger than any dog they had ever seen. No photo shop. No b.s. just a very large canid that looks like a coyote and was running with coyotes and killing cows. Look a little closer at the size of this animal compared to the atv. The leg is longer than Texas deer's leg and the head was huge. I wasn't asking for opinions if it was real, just what might have been the explanation of what it may have been.


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Has to be a wolf or dog cross..... 2cents


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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
Haha...typical responses. So it is a close friend of mine and this yote dog was over 100 lbs and was bigger than any dog they had ever seen. No photo shop. No b.s. just a very large canid that looks like a coyote and was running with coyotes and killing cows. Look a little closer at the size of this animal compared to the atv. The leg is longer than Texas deer's leg and the head was huge. I wasn't asking for opinions if it was real, just what might have been the explanation of what it may have been.


Ok.... it is NOT a wolf and to think that a population of grey wolves is still in Texas is laughable.... better?

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