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Wolf or Coyote?

Postby xd ED on Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:13 am

Taken along St Croix River bluffs, south of Osceola.

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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:15 am

Hard to tell without a size perspective, but the fur looks a little dark for a coyote.
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby xd ED on Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:27 am

Rip Van Winkle wrote:Hard to tell without a size perspective, but the fur looks a little dark for a coyote.


What leads me to thinking it's a wolf is the large shoulders, heavy coat, and not seeing the distinctly pointed ears. Most of the coyotes I've seen have not had a thick coat, but then this was the end of winter.
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby LarryFlew on Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:54 am

More wolf features than yote IMO
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby Jackpine Savage on Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:20 pm

Coywolf? It sounds like they are moving this way.
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby Ghost on Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:34 pm

Wolf
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby hammAR on Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:19 pm

Yote............
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby OldmanFCSA on Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:43 pm

Brush wolf

Large Coyote

Large dog/coyote mix.

BANG anyway.
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby rtk on Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:05 pm

Looks like a wolf to me.
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby rtk on Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:06 pm

Looks like a wolf to me.
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby rtk on Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:07 pm

That was a double tap for you shooters in the crowd... :roll:
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby smurfman on Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:09 pm

Dead ringer for the male coyote I shot in the backyard a year ago. He and his girlfriend thought they would serenade us but I didn't like the tune. He was a little over 40# and colored just like that one. Probably related someplace as the picture and the one I shot were about 7 miles apart.

The wolves I've seen at the cabin have had a much rangier appearance. So did the one I saw near Almelund. There is also a different look to them, even on camera, that helps differentiate the two. This one just does have it or it is particularly un-photogenic.

Larger than normal coyotes seem to have less sharp features which can create problems in correctly differentiate between them and smaller bodied wolves. Still being in its winter coat further mutes the features. The ears and snout are more pointed than a wolf though it is difficult to tell. It does not have the classic "Wile E. Coyote" look which is more common further south. It would have been nice to have had the legs in the pic as perspective is difficult but that tree on the ground I think would need to be would need to be a bit larger in diameter to be proportional to a wolf.

Not to say there aren't wolves this far south on occasion - I know of two trapped in coyote sets around Almelund, have seen game camera pictures of three different wolves in a yard east of Forest Lake (3 pics over 7 years), and then the tracked crossing of a female wolf through the Hugo area on her trek from Camp Ripley to Lake Michigan and back.

I'll play the odds and listen to my not inconsequential gut and say this is a coyote.
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:02 pm

Did you shoot? It
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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:21 am

Bringing this thread back to life. Same question. Had a doe in mid-flight on my game cam at one of my deer stands. This was coming behind it.

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Re: Wolf or Coyote?

Postby Ghost on Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:44 am

Holland&Holland wrote:Bringing this thread back to life. Same question. Had a doe in mid-flight on my game cam at one of my deer stands. This was coming behind it.

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Looks cute, you should find it and pet it
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