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Red Wolves? #8739428 11/21/22 04:36 PM
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I swear I had a red wolf cruise past me this morning while I was in the stand, I know it sounds crazy but I’m about 98% sure it was.

Do any of y’all know if they’re making a comeback, or maybe crossed the border with everyone else? I’m in Edwards County, Carta valley

It was way too big to be a yote and colored different.


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Pics would have been helpful.


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Fewer than twenty red wolves remain in the wild. At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, biologists are trying to change that.

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Originally Posted by Thundervee
I swear I had a red wolf cruise past me this morning while I was in the stand, I know it sounds crazy but I’m about 98% sure it was.

Do any of y’all know if they’re making a comeback, or maybe crossed the border with everyone else? I’m in Edwards County, Carta valley

It was way too big to be a yote and colored different.



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Picture of it dead is what I would like to see.

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Ok I guess I was right to have my 2% doubt LOL.

There’s no way I could’ve got a pic it was gone in the brush after 2-3 seconds.


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I was sure hoping y’all would’ve said yeah they are coming back, now I wonder WTF it was. Looked like a wolf LOL.
Thanks fellas.


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Originally Posted by Thundervee
I was sure hoping y’all would’ve said yeah they are coming back, now I wonder WTF it was. Looked like a wolf LOL.
Thanks fellas.


Who knows but it wouldn’t have been pure or majority


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After looking at lots of pic, I guess it could have been a very large coyote. Wish I could’ve seen it longer


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I know I saw a wolf around Bowie about 20 years ago. No way it was a coyote or a dog/coyote hybrid. The experts will tell you there are no wolves there. I know I saw one.

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Originally Posted by Thundervee
I was sure hoping y’all would’ve said yeah they are coming back, now I wonder WTF it was. Looked like a wolf LOL.
Thanks fellas.

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Unless it escaped from the Victoria Zoo or Fossil Rim or made it's way to you from North Carolina, it's pretty much impossible that's what you saw.

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Originally Posted by Thundervee
I swear I had a red wolf cruise past me this morning while I was in the stand, I know it sounds crazy but I’m about 98% sure it was.

Do any of y’all know if they’re making a comeback, or maybe crossed the border with everyone else? I’m in Edwards County, Carta valley

It was way too big to be a yote and colored different.



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I have heard about possible sightings of red wolves down at the Galvan, but they are only seen when running with black panthers.

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Anything is possible.

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Originally Posted by hogwart
Anything is possible.

The Black Footed Ferret proved that.




Lot easier for a blk footed ferret to stay lost then a 45-80lb pack animal


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Is the Red Wolf the new Black Panther of the board?

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Originally Posted by Black02z28
Is the Red Wolf the new Black Panther of the board?


Here’s one….
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This one is having a standoff with a puma….
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
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Anything is possible.

The Black Footed Ferret proved that.




Lot easier for a blk footed ferret to stay lost then a 45-80lb pack animal



not to mention a ferret can't breed with anything else.


If there was a wolf that escaped extermination way back it would have bred or been bred by coyotes and it's genes would be so diluted at present time.



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Originally Posted by txtrophy85

If there was a wolf that escaped extermination way back it would have bred or been bred by coyotes and it's genes would be so diluted at present time.



If so, then it might be possible for a Red Wolf to blend in with the Coyotes and go unnoticed, would it not?

Easier for an animal that looks a lot like a common species to go unnoticed then for one that looks like nothing else, don't you think?

I'm not saying I think it was a Red Wolf. I'm just saying I accept that the observer knows more then I do about what he saw.

This I know, animals as big as Deer can live right next to people and few would even know.

I also know that some people can accurately identify an animal they have never seen before while others can look at an animal they have seen many times and not recognize it for what it is.

About ten years ago the wife and I were driving on a rural road when we observed an animal cross the road near half a mile in front of us.
I knew right away it was something I had never seen before.

It was about the size of a Deer but I knew by the way it walked it was not a Deer or an Elk. The only option left was a Caribou.
So I said to the wife, that's a Caribou. She thought I had lost my mind. This is not Caribou territory.

But that's what it turned out to be and I have photos to prove it.

It turns out there is a small herd of them and they've been here for many years, and even though they are surrounded by farm land, only a handful of people have ever seen them.


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Originally Posted by hogwart
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If there was a wolf that escaped extermination way back it would have bred or been bred by coyotes and it's genes would be so diluted at present time.



If so, then it might be possible for a Red Wolf to blend in with the Coyotes and go unnoticed, would it not?

Easier for an animal that looks a lot like a common species to go unnoticed then for one that looks like nothing else, don't you think?

I'm not saying I think it was a Red Wolf. I'm just saying I accept that the observer knows more then I do about what he saw.

This I know, animals as big as Deer can live right next to people and few would even know.

I also know that some people can accurately identify an animal they have never seen before while others can look at an animal they have seen many times and not recognize it for what it is.

About ten years ago the wife and I were driving on a rural road when we observed an animal cross the road near half a mile in front of us.
I knew right away it was something I had never seen before.

It was about the size of a Deer but I knew by the way it walked it was not a Deer or an Elk. The only option left was a Caribou.
So I said to the wife, that's a Caribou. She thought I had lost my mind. This is not Caribou territory.

But that's what it turned out to be and I have photos to prove it.

It turns out there is a small herd of them and they've been here for many years, and even though they are surrounded by farm land, only a handful of people have ever seen them.


It’s not possible for a red wolf to escape detection because the animal wouldn’t be a red wolf. It would be a product of a redwolf great great great great grandparent and a coyote and that offspring would have been bred with coyotes so you would have a animal that presently would be only a fraction red wolf and the rest coyote and therefore would look like a coyote.




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I’m not arguing with anything posted above.
But… and there is ALWAYS a but…

Anyone here ever heard of “recessive genes?”

Just last year a guy in Louisiana killed a whitetail that had canine fangs and a black mask. These traits died out eons ago in most modern WT deer.

Makes me wonder…

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I believe there are red wolf/coyote hybrids north of the verified population on the coastal prairie. They are not protected or recognized as wolves but the coloring and body type appear to indicate they are there. I am involved in a project with TP&W and the Wild Turkey Federation attempting to establish a stable population of Eastern Wild Turkey on some large tracts of private land in the piney woods. Predator hunting is included. While controlling the predators some large canines initially thought to be coyotes have been encountered. A few have been shot for coyotes. This is a picture of one that weighed 76 pounds. The coloration is very similar to the red wolf. As is the heavier body. No genetic work has been done so at this point it is speculation but I believe it to be the case. [Linked Image]


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