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"Wolf" captured in Dallas neighborhood
Myfoxdfw ^ | 6-11-12 | Fil Alvarado

Posted on 06/11/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT by Dysart

DALLAS -

Stories of coyotes or bob cats wondering into North Texas neighborhoods are not unusual, especially near wooded areas. But some residents right in the middle of Dallas have reported seeing a wolf recently.

In fact, Dallas Animal Services said it captured the animal on Thursday. He looks every bit like a wolf and can be just as dangerous, but he is actually a hybrid – part wolf and part dog.

"I saw a couple of police officers while I was jogging. Stopped and asked me if I'd seen it. I told them where I'd seen it," said Wink Watkins, who lives in the neighborhood along Elsby Avenue. "It didn't really strike me as being aggressive toward me but there are so many young children in the neighborhood and a lot of people walk their dogs so it made people nervous."

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdfw.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hybrid; wolf

Well, not a Wolf per se, but hybrid wolf-dog is not quite as eye-catching.

Video also at link

1 posted on 06/11/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

I don’t know, put another 20 lbs on him and
he would look pretty good.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 11:48:41 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dysart

Yup....looks like a hybird mix. Someone might have had it as a pet & let it go.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 11:52:01 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Dysart

its a dog... not a wolf...


4 posted on 06/11/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Dysart

http://www.wolfzone1.com/

In many ways I have issues with Wolf/Dog breeding.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 12:04:19 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Dysart

Poor critter. I bet that’s somebody’s pet that was abandoned or lost. It looks like a “timber shepherd” maybe?

Need to check its ear for an RFID.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 12:06:41 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: hosepipe

Yer all wrong! It’s Chupacabra.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 12:09:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Dysart

A cross of a wolf and a dog would not be a ‘hybrid’ in the classical sense. They would produce totally viable and reproductive offspring..........


8 posted on 06/11/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: hosepipe

A dog is a wolf is a dog is a wolf is a dog.........


9 posted on 06/11/2012 12:11:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Dysart

Beautiful animal.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 12:29:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Dysart

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

11 posted on 06/11/2012 12:33:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I thought he was beautiful, too, and if you watched the video you saw he’s quite docile by nature; just don’t make him angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. I know somebody like that.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 12:35:33 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: hosepipe

I agree. It’s a dog, not a wolf. It looks like a cross between our akita and a collie, maybe. Our akita has almost the exact same coloring.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 12:39:04 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Dysart

Someone will put 30lbs on her and she will charm everybody senseless with her beauty and ladylike manners while she’s assessing all their pets.

Yes, been exactly there. And this one is 7/8 wolf.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 12:40:52 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: Dysart

“Stories of coyotes or bob cats wondering into North Texas neighborhoods are not unusual, especially near wooded areas.”

About what were they wondering?


15 posted on 06/11/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dysart

This ‘wolf’ is but one of a very few in existence.

Shouldn’t it be protected under the Edangered Species Act?


16 posted on 06/11/2012 1:17:57 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
About what were they wondering?

I can't proof it, but there are rumors of squirrels and opossums sighted in these very same thickets. Will try to run this down myself.

17 posted on 06/11/2012 1:18:54 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Bring back compound 1980!


18 posted on 06/11/2012 1:32:11 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Bring back compound 1980!

Come again.

19 posted on 06/11/2012 1:35:38 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Modern journalistic skills on display once again.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 1:39:37 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Dysart

***Bring back compound 1980!

Come again. ***

Woops! That should be compound 1080!


21 posted on 06/11/2012 1:59:08 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Red Badger

[ A dog is a wolf is a dog is a wolf is a dog......... ]

I see yer point...

BUT an Ostrich is not a Chickadee... is not a Pheasant.. is not a Hummingbird...


22 posted on 06/11/2012 2:59:49 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

Those are different ‘species’ of birds, all avian, but incompatible DNA for the most part. There are many different types of ‘chicken’, but they are all ‘chickens’, what we would normally call ‘races’.

We have many, many types of ‘dogs’, but they are all descendants of domesticated wolves, from millenia ago. They still have the same pattern of DNA, and so will still mate and produce viable offspring.

Man has crossed horses and zebras, but they produce infertile offspring, just as horses and donkeys produce sterile mules. These are true ‘hybrids’..........


23 posted on 06/12/2012 6:42:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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24 posted on 06/12/2012 6:48:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"About what were they wondering?

lol,good catch!

25 posted on 06/12/2012 7:04:54 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Jack Hydrazine; Red Badger

“About what were they wondering?”

Why so many people can’t figure out the proper usage of the term “hybrid”?

:)


26 posted on 06/12/2012 7:16:10 AM PDT by Salamander
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To: Dysart

Uhhhhh... he looks less dangerous than a lot of dogs I have seen. I would trust him before I trusted a Rottweiler or Pit Bull or a fila bralisleiro.

And hybrid wolves are not illegal in most jurisdictions.

Much ado about nothing - just something more for the Control Police to use to regualte the peasants.


27 posted on 06/12/2012 7:27:55 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Dysart

He looks like a puppy that needs to be fed and loved.


28 posted on 06/12/2012 8:04:29 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Dysart

(I didn’t read all)

How do they know for sure it’s a hybrid, and not a pure wolf? Or coyote?

I don’t know why people neglect husky-type spitzes when discussing wolf-like characteristics. You can’t get more “wolf” than Siberians and the like. If this truly is a hybrid, I’d guess wolf-Siberian. No way German Shepherd (why does everyone think GS look like wolves - but never huskies, FGS?) or Collie or Akita (although spitz breed).


29 posted on 06/12/2012 11:15:59 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

We have a 120-lb Alaskan Malamute. Everytime we go anywhere with him, we always get asked if he is a wolf. O course, we also always have people wanting to take their picture with him. There are probably more photos of my dog floating around the internet and on peoples cameras than I care to know.


30 posted on 06/12/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT by tarawa
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To: Salamander; Red Badger
I thought this was discussed here in the past. And I think it was about the wolfdog, too. Anyway, not all hybrids are sterile, if each species has not diverged too far, then they will be fertile. So, sterility is not a condition of the hybrid classification. A wolf and a dog, which obviously hasn't split too far apart, can produce pups, but is still a hybrid technically.

It's just that we commonly see sterility in hybrids that it seems like an essential component.

31 posted on 06/12/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Joe 6-pack

Joe, isn’t there a vet or two or biologist on your list that can speak to the hybrid issue? I’m 99.99999% certain of my take, but a dvm’s or biologist’s input would be great.


32 posted on 06/12/2012 12:34:54 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart; vetvetdoug

vetvetdoug (see above)


33 posted on 06/12/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Tanks


34 posted on 06/12/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: All

I knew a German Shepherd. She was a friend of mine. And that Wolfdog is no German Shepherd...


35 posted on 06/12/2012 3:26:41 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Dysart
Dogs and wolves can mate resulting in offspring that are capable of producing more offspring. The USDA refers to them as “Hybrids” In Tennessee and Mississippi wolf/dog hybrids are illegal because of the unpredictable nature of the animals. I don't trust coyote/dog or wolf/dog hybrids as they can be intelligent, dangerous and unpredictable. The hybrids also do not react to medicines as do the dogs and paradoxical reactions can occur with many of the common drugs when used in the hybrids. I'm no expert but have always referred to the “wolfdogs” as hybrids that are not sterile.
36 posted on 06/12/2012 3:53:50 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

Thank you for your input. And it’s interesting that hybrids tend to have paradoxical reactions to drugs. I would imagine that would make them very difficult to treat!


37 posted on 06/12/2012 4:35:36 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: BigEdLB

LOL!


38 posted on 06/12/2012 4:38:26 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Lol They wonder, as they wander, about which pet they shall eat!


39 posted on 06/12/2012 7:26:37 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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