Wolf sighting London Ontario April 2012
by J Butler
(London, Ontario, Canada)
Yesterday around 4:00 pm two adult Wolves were walking calmly on the shoulder of hwy 401 between Highbury Avenue and Wellington Road.
I have seen Wolves numerous times in past, but never in South Western Ontario - only Coyotes.
These were definitely Wolves, not dogs, not Coyotes.
Very similar to your photo.Thank you so much for telling us about your sighting - I have also seen an animal which looked similar to a Wolf, in the Belmont area and also just south of Dundas Street, London, not far from the south end of Nissouri Road.
I did a little research and found out that this area has Wolf-Coyote hybrids - animals which may look like a Coyote but have Wolf-like behaviour, or animals that may look like Wolves but have more Coyote-like behaviour.
It would be incredibly rare for Wolves to be anywhere near human habitation as they really are creatures of the wilderness, however, Coyotes can co-exist with humans quite nicely (when we stay out of each others way!)
I wonder if what you saw was a Coyote-Wolf hybrid, as that would explain the Wolf-like appearance and the Coyote behaviour?
Maybe other readers will have some answers - meanwhile, thank you so much for sending us this report of your sighting!