Interesting article. Coyotes were first encountered by Lewis & Clark, and
they have been a significant part of Native American and Mayan folklore. They
have been moving eastward as they are forced out of their historical range, and
have been cross-breeding with various species of wolves along the way.
They are neither dogs nor wolves, but are instead more closely related to
the Golden Jackal of north Africa and southern Europe. For a detailed rundown
on coyotes, you can't do better than the book "Coyote America" by Dan Flores
Many years ago I had a dog that was a coyote half-breed. He had the
overall size and outline (large tail and ears, lanky legs) of a coyote and the
pelt markings of a Golden Shepard. Damned good outdoors dog.
>Yes, quite svelte. Our coyotes on the other hand, are large and may be
>One followed my car down the driveway and they have slept on our back
>Watch your pet critters, Mike
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