Coyote, Dog or Wolf? You tell me!

by Randy Ryder
(Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada)

Coyote, Wolf or Dog?

Coyote, Wolf or Dog?

Not much of a story, this was captured on a trail cam near Port Burwell Ontario.

This cam captures lots of wildlife but it's the first time I've seen this one.

It looks kinda big to be a coyote but I'm no expert.

It does appear to have a scent gland mark on its tail. Not sure if domestic dogs ever have that mark.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks!

Okay Readers, what do you think? Does this look like a large Coyote to you? Perhaps a Coy-Wolf hybrid? Let us know what you think.

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Brush Wolves
by: Anonymous

I spent a number of years trapping and hunting wolves and fox in Ontario and I've seen a beautiful Brush wolf in a field close to Fire hall 12 in Oakville a just this morning found a rabbit kill behind the house this with what I consider is Brush Wolf tracks around. In my opinion the picture is a cross between a Brush wolf and Coyote. I t is not likely to see any Timber Wolves unless it much further North and usually in Moose country.

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Coywolf
by: Anonymous

I live very south in Ontario, where we have plenty of wooded areas. Our city of Brantford did a study of an unbelievable amount of Coyotes in our city. It was concluded that the coywolf had migrated as far south as Brantford. To this day i have witness many large Eastern Coyotes AKA: (Coywolves) on a weekely basis, within ciry limits. They are much larger then the average Coyote, but there'll be NO comparison to an Eastern Wolf AKA: (Grey Wolf/Timber Wolf)

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It's a Yote!
by: Anonymous

Definitely a Coyote, they are getting bigger by the year. I raised a pure Timber Wolf for 19 years and he'd dwarf this guy. 150 lbs to him = no contest and they know it too... ;)

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Looks like a coywolf
by: Anonymous

It looks like a coywolf to me, even though I agree it's a little far south for coywolves. The ears appear to be large, like a coyote's ears, but the bigger build indicates that it's a wolf. It's hard to tell from this picture, but the snout doesn't look as sharp/narrow as a coyote's snout, but it also doesn't look as broad as a wolf's snout.

My vote is coy-wolf! :)

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Coywolf
by: Anonymous

It looks like a coywolf. A study was done last year on Coywolves in our area and there are a surprising number of these relatively shy animals.

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Coyote
by: Frank

You are too far south for this to be Coyote Wolf hybrid. Southern Coyotes can be large and with their winter coat on, they seem even larger. We have also picked up such sized Coyotes on our trail cameras. Colours also do vary from gray, to dark brown and some with a tinge of red and mixes of all above. Nice photo.

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