Chris Muir's Day By Day

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shooter Probably Thought They Were Coyotes

Dead red wolves in Beaufort County, NC.

The endangered Red Wolf and the Coyote have a superficial resemblance that would make it easy for the uninformed hunter to mistake one for the other.

Red Wolf:



Coyote:



Although it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the shooter knew exactly what (s)he was shooting, and just did it out of pure meanness.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

That is sad, but I challenge anyone to actually be able to tell the difference in the field, at distance, on a moving animal... It's NOT easy.