Coy-Wolves

by Sandra Oliver
(Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)

My friend and I, plus my small 5 lb Maltese dog, were walking along the bluffs at the bottom of Morningside Avenue in Scarborough, Ontario, this evening around 8:30 p.m.


Along the path I spotted, what I thought was, a small deer who went into the bush, but just behind him was another one that jumped off the path and went into the bush - because there were 2 of them, and they were larger than a Coyote about the size of a large shepherd I knew they were Coywolves.

I've lived along the bluffs all my life and grew up climbing them and never saw Wolves or Coyotes before - this was a bit unnerving as I had my small Maltese who they would have taken for a rabbit.

We cut through a bordering backyard to get onto the residential street and away from them.

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There ARE Coywolves
by: Anonymous

Wolves and Coyotes do mate. There is a scientific study on it and DNA and historical data. They exist around Toronto in large numbers. They are not super wolves or super dangerous. It is an evolutionary process.

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Coywolves.. yes
by: Emily

Dear Anonymous, there are such thing as coy-wolves. They are a problem on the East coast.. although that is the only area I have heard of them. I really hope this hybrid isn't spreading!!

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No such thing as Coy-Wolves
by: Anonymous

Wolves don't mate with Coyotes, if it wasn't a coyote you saw than chances are it was 2 young wolves. coyotes are scared of wolves and they would never mate together, wolves mate for life. no such thing as Coy-Wolves...

Thanks for your comments - many scientists and researchers are familiar with the genetics and behaviour of Coy-Wolves, and The Eastern Coyote Research Project and Scientific American Magazine - the Coywolf have information about these animals.

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