At least one human death by these hybrids. A young Canadian singer was killed by them while hiking. DNA tests confirmed they were wolf-coyote hybrids. I have them here on my farm in Loudoun County Virginia. I’ve found the remains of adult deer that were pulled down by them. They hunt in packs like wolves. Animal Control told me to be aware of the packs. I never go outside without a firearm.
I am just across the river from you in Monky County, and we have them here, too. I have been stalked in broad daylight while riding a 17.2 Irish horse, and as big as he is, he did not appreciate it. In the woods near my house, which is at the edge of the suburbs, I found a deer who had been brought down by something large. The creature who broke her pelvis had jaws big enough to reach all the way across her hips from ilium to ilium, but a very well-informed park ranger I brought in for his opinion agreed with me that those were not cat teeth-marks. I cannot imagine an ordinary domestic dog who had jaws like that. We agreed it was a coy-dog.
I wish I too could wear a gun when riding or when out in the woods on foot, but I live in the Freak State.
Maybe this is a dumb question. But, how would a half-wolf be in Virginia? I know we got coyotes. But where'd the wolf half come from?