Looks like a half breed to me? I'm no wolf or Cotyote expert like the trapper dude that posted, but it looks like it has some Coyote color in the mid-hind area, but like a Husky (or Wolf) in the head and over all size.
What ever it is, it looks much better now!!
Well if it's like the DNR here in MI. They would tell you it was a geraffe rather than a Wolf. They say there are no Wolves in lower, only the U.P. I have friends that are Hunters, that have property in the mid to upper part of the lower peninsula, and they sware that thay have seen them, period? One said they saw a Big Cat too? Said it ran across the highway (2 lane) right in front of their truck? They said they have seen several Bob Cats over the years, and this was no Bob. The Government is going to blow smoke up our A$$es about anything they see fit. This is one of those times, and subjects. Did the article say if the hunter kept the Coyote/ Wolf?
I wonder if wolfs and coyotes can inter breed. Stranger things have happened.
J E CUSTOM
there was a study a little while back and it said a portion of the population of coyotes in the south are actually hybrids of coyotes and red wolfs so I don't see why they couldn't since they belong to same genus canis.
Also since coyotes have been known to cross with dom. dogs and people cross dom. dogs with wolfs i think it is very plausible to assume wolfs could crossbred with coyotes
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