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Was that a Wolf or Coyote?

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Distinguishing between coyotes, wolves, and dogs. Wolf pups in mid-summer and fall can closely resemble coyotes, and it can be nearly impossible to tell them apart. Distinguishing dogs from wolves can be challenging. Many of the traits possessed by wolves can also be found in domestic dogs, so no single trait should be used to definitely distinguish a dog from a wolf. When observing an animal, it is desirable to consider as many of the following traits as possible, including the animal’s behavior. Wild wolves will almost never approach a human.

Document: Wolf-Coyote-Dog-Comparison.pdf  PDF icon

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