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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Maybe they are coyote-wolves but I`ve always heard they are dog-coyote hybrids. They have some dog-like ears and that fur is not at all like a wolf or coyote`s. They are truly weird canines! Although I`ve only seen a few, I`m not too proud to say they give me the willies, freaky and mean looking dogs!


16 posted on 03/09/2014 2:37:04 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad

They have never identified dog DNA in wild coyotes.

Only wolf.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 2:45:22 PM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: nomad
COYWOLVES:Although I`ve only seen a few, I`m not too proud to say they give me the willies, freaky and mean looking dogs!

It must have been a mating of two very horny canines for that to occur. Remimds me of some of the Hollyweird marriages couplings.

They will eventually and probably breed themselves BACK to ordinary wolves and coyotes, but it will take many generations.

22 posted on 03/09/2014 2:54:50 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nomad
Maybe they are coyote-wolves but I`ve always heard they are dog-coyote hybrids.

That's what they thought about these creatures when they showed up in rural areas north and west of New York City around 15-20 years ago, but apparently they did some DNA testing and found that they are cross-bred between coyotes and wolves, not dogs.

That explains why they demonstrate one of the characteristics that are rarely common between wolves and coyotes: wolves live in packs, while coyotes are usually solitary animals. So when these coyote-like animals began showing up in packs in these rural areas, it was pretty much assumed that they were not your typical western coyotes.

27 posted on 03/09/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: nomad

We have two problems here. In NC the coyotes are interbreeding with the red wolf and the scientists are worried that the true red wolf is going to disappera. Of course they don’t where the state line is so you have to assume they are in GA also.

We also have the coyotes breeding with dogs which gives you a bigger coyote and not afraid of people. We have had a couple of run ins while walking the dogs. Mr. GG2 always carries especially at night.


61 posted on 03/09/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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