Wolf, Coyote, or Dog?

by Jove

On February 2, 2013 my partner and I spotted an animal running through a field near the Blair Trail in Cambridge. We figured it was a lost dog and called the SPCA, but we were intrigued by its wolf-like colouring and snapped a couple photos from afar.

The next day we went back to the site and I followed many tracks, finding one set that forked into two. One animal had been following directly after another!

It seems unusual for a pair of dogs to be lost, so I think it's a Coyote. I've looked at tons of pictures online of Coyotes and Wolves and can't be sure what this beautiful animal is.

What do you think?

Wow, thank you for sending this to us - your picture is really good but I'd hate to say whether it is a Wolf or a Coyote. If it's a Coyote it is a really big one! The markings look more like a Wolf to me.

Perhaps one of our readers will know for sure!

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