Went Boar hunting last week in southern Arkansas near Bearden and caught this little critter on a trail camera. Comparing it to Red Wolf pictures, the body looks pretty close, but the legs look a little short. So I'm wondering if it's a Red Wolf, or maybe a hybrid with a Coyote?
If I could get into my Photo Bucket account I'd show you some pictures of a Red Wolf I shot in Texas about 1967. It looks much different than the one Glen shows but possibly its a cross bred one, who knows? I seen several of them back then but never had any luck calling them & only got shots at two other ones & they were a long ways away & running hard, very smart animals. I'll try to retrieve the photo's, I've shown them before. Years later I wrote an article in Northwest Fishing & Hunting about hunting the Red Wolves, they published it but wouldn't return my photo's that I ask for.
Post by Ken O'Neill on May 26, 2021 7:00:20 GMT -5
N.C. reintroduced Red Wolves decades ago (and still does) in the eastern part of the state. They have not fared well. A common “joke” thereabouts is: How do you tell a red wolf from a coyote? Answer: The coyotes are the dead ones in the land owner’s field. The wolves are the ones still running around. The truth of course is often the opposite.
Not seeing a pic ? This far north, far N.E. Ohio, adult male coyotes can weigh more than 60 lbs, Have friends that nuisance trap them here. With their winter coats, they are as heavy but look bigger than my Lab.. Who needs wolves. OK, so i know wolves can go double that weight, yes. Don't need them either.
Critters can be smaller down here in the South, but we can have some yotes that get BIG. Years back my wife hit one with her car and called me to say she hit somebody's German Shepherd. All I could do was laugh and say it was a big coyote. Where she was at, a dog wouldn't have been allowed. It was a very well fed male coyote.