What is it? Jan 3, 2014 8:31:26 GMT -5
Post by strippitman on Jan 3, 2014 8:31:26 GMT -5
Dog or yote? I had this dude in my trap yesterday. As I was driving back to check my traps I could see him in it and I was thinking "man, that sure is one dark coyote!" But, the closer I got to it the more I began to think it was a dog. However, I had not seen any dogs like that one in the area all hunting season. Just to be sure I went around to all the neighbors homes and I showed them these pictures and asked them if they knew if it was their dog or if they knew whom it belonged to. Nobody seemed to know anything about it except for one guy that has a small sheep farm. He said he had seen one just like the one in my pics (probably the same one) trying to get his sheep on several occasions. He was pretty sure when he saw it harrassing his sheep that it was a coyote. He said it ran just like one and acted just like one but definitely didn't look like any of the others he had ever seen. He was happy to see I had him in my trap Let me give you some details about this "dog". First of all, it has the amber colored eyes just like a yote. It has the leg elbow lower than a dog but very similar to a yote. It did not howl but it had a very mean bark when I would approach it. It showed no signs of ever having a collar around its neck. It had fur and a tail identical to a coyote other than the colors, although the lighter patches are very similar to a typical yote coloring. Here is the funny part...at first since I thought it was a domestic dog I tried to "make friends" with him and my friend was on one side of him and I was on the other with the dog facing my buddy. I tried to reach in and pet it and that thing spun around and tried to bite me in an instant. Luckily he didn't get me! To make a long story short, we could not get this guy out of the trap without having to put him down first. After I got home following this whole ordeal, I researched black coyotes and was surpised to find that they are pretty common. However, they are usually all black. But I did find some pics on the internet with the color blend similar to mine. What do you all think?