is this a coyote?

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is this a coyote?

by TLP » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:38 pm

or a wolf?

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picture was taken in Sequoia National Park

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by The Chief » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:45 pm

Definitely a Coyote!

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by Charles » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:46 pm

nice

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by TLP » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:48 pm

what is the giveaway? the tail? i think i read somewhere that coyotes have a bushy tail, and it stays close to the ground. plus wolves are big, right? anyway i figured i would post it and let you guys tell me.

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by The Chief » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:00 pm

The forehead and the snout....

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by gegarrenton » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:03 pm

The Chief wrote:The forehead and the snout....
This.

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by The Chief » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:22 pm

In the Winter, I have a coyote buddy that roams around a couple of my race courses. He actually dumps a turd or two on occasion on my finish areas after I set up the finish.

It's a territorial gig...

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by ksolem » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:33 pm

This guy likes snoozin' on the warm concrete in my drive after the sun goes over...

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Oh, no wolves in Seki...[/img]

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by OJ Loenneker » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:07 am

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by Day Hiker » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:47 am

As people mentioned, in Sequoia (or anywhere in California, I think), the identification is easier because there are no wolves. North of the Brooks Range, on Alaska's North Slope, that is not the case. This individual was about 500 feet away, so I needed to take some photos and have a second look:

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(It is a coyote.) For scale, the pipeline is 4 feet in diameter.

There are differences in appearance between coyotes and wolves, but it's still possible for a non-expert to confuse one with the other in the field. Viewing them side-by-side helps show their differences:

Here are museum specimens showing the two animals together:

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And two photos:

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This page has a diagram and a couple of photos to contrast the coyote and wolf:

http://fwp.mt.gov/wildthings/wolf/wolfCoyote.html

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by Mark Straub » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:33 am

1. Coyotes are small
2. They ate my cat
3. They look kinda like a cross between a fox and a wolf
4. Cool!

-Mark

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by lcarreau » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:36 am

Actually, you gotta watch your step when you're out there in the woods.

Furry critters tend to look "much larger than life" when you meet 'em face-to-face !





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Re: is this a coyote?

by Diego Sahagún » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:38 am

TLP wrote:or a wolf?

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picture was taken in Sequoia National Park

Coyote

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by MoapaPk » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:44 am

If the animal is next to a crate labeled "ACME", it is probably a coyote.

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by Diego Sahagún » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:49 am

ACME :?:

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