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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: Alberta's Child; trisham

So is Akron, Ohio far enough east to have Coywolves? But the ones I`ve seen had floppier ears and more doglike coloration with very long snouts.


40 posted on 03/09/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT by nomad
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