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Is this a wolf??

Postby Njchadnj » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:53 am

Hello folks, I have a trail camera set up in a wooded area near my home in Monmouth county, NJ. I am not a hunter, I just enjoy photographing and following the habits of wildlife. I captured a few photos of what I believed to be a coyote, however there are several people telling me it is a black wolf. I am hoping some of you experts would be able to shed some light on it for me. Thanks so much!!

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Postby Darby » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:43 am

It could be a melanistic coyote...
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Postby daniel.kurz » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:34 pm

That looks too big for a coyote and being from Mercer County, NJ it would be awfully far south. I would suggest you call the local wildlife department or animal control and send them the pictures. It isn't a wolf either because that would be very far south or on the run. My guess is its a lost dog. If it is a coyote that has ventured south, the wildlife department needs to know.
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Postby Njchadnj » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:23 pm

Thanks for the reply Daniel. I did email the state some photos and they say it's a coyote. The lost dog did enter my mind as well, however it was chasing a buck that was in that spot a minute before those photos were taken. I'm just not sold on the coyote thing. I think, like you said it's too big. And the head is larger than any coyote I've seen. I'm certainly no expert tho. Thanks again for the replies!!
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Postby JackBean » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:20 pm

NJ is too south?
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Postby Darby » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:22 pm

Yeah, coyotes' range is almost the entirety of N America. And how does one gauge the size with no real benchmarks in the photos?

It is a little bulky for a coyote. Stray/ feral dog is the best guess here.
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Postby animartco » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:22 pm

It doesn't have the raised mane of a coyote and the tail carriage seems a little too low. I would put my money on a feral dog.
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Postby JackBean » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:46 am

NJ is New Jersey, right?
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Postby JackBean » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:38 pm

Pig? Are you serious?
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