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Canis Latrans


A healthy looking coyote...


This is my 1,000 spotting! I was pretty sure this is a wolf, though several people I met in the Cyprus Provincial Park after I spotted it, said wolves were never seen there, and that it must have been a coyotee. There is a story connected to it... I was in the park collecting photos of fungi, but I also really wanted to see a bear. At one point the forest opened out into a meadow, some movement caught my eye, and there was this animal, 20 meters away eating something in the grass. Didn't seem scared of me at all, just finished eating, looked up at me, then wandered off. Later as I was leaving at sunset, it howled 8 - 10 times, and I turned and followed the sound back and was in time to see it trotting across the ski runs into the forest again (last 2 photos) Made my day! And I also spotted 2 bears, mother and baby, eating the plentiful ripe blue berries in the park in the late afternoon. Great day on the mountain!

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Canis Latrans Coyote

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32 Comments (1–25)

pamsai 5 years ago

haha Haley... yes, really cool !

Haley Maestas
Haley Maestas 5 years ago


pamsai 9 years ago

@RolandEGauthier. Wow, what a story! Glad the one I saw was friendly!

pamsai 9 years ago

hehehe Marine Butterfly, love the cow/bull!

pamsai 9 years ago

@keithp2012... I don't know! Is there really such a thing as a wolf/coyote hybrid?

RolandEGauthier 9 years ago

Canadian Hybrid Wolf/Coyote=

just thought i share...

pamsai 9 years ago

@Noah, yes that info definitely helps... I too wanted to believe it was a wolf! But actually I had no idea what a coyote looked like. Expected somethng more like a Jackal...

RolandEGauthier 9 years ago

I seen on Animal Planet i think a famous singer in Canada was killed by one, and it was odd because they run away if humans around, but a few attacked and killed this lady, It was above maine in Canada, afrter weeks of investigation they found out the Coyotes are mixed breed with wolf which may explained why the attack, i fell asleep on the rest of show, wished i seen it now, it looks just like this one. I strongly believe this one has wolf mix by looking at his ears and facial features.

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 9 years ago

You're welcome Pam. I did the same mistake 2 years ago.
I guess I really wanted to believe it was a wolf until a friend explained me how to differenciate them.

pamsai 9 years ago

thanks Noah Citizen for the info about different noses in the ID of a wolf or a coyote...

birdlady6000 9 years ago

Congratulations, Pam! Beautiful coyote shots also.

Marine Butterfly
Marine Butterfly 9 years ago

Plis check me out plz. Pam loooove ur animal wolf chayote spotting.....!!!!! Lol hahaha

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations Pam. Super work.

pamsai 9 years ago

thanks EmilyMarino for naming this coyote by it's name - not a wolf! It's the first time I have seen a coyote, I think. I'm learning a lot, and next time I see one, I should be able to recognise it...

EmilyMarino 9 years ago

It is most definitely a coyote! What a beauty! Their songs and howls are haunting. They are one of my favorite animals! Congrats on 1K!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Wow..! Congrats on the #1000 spotting Pamela..!

ShannaB 9 years ago

Congrats on the 1000!

Liam 9 years ago

Congrats on 1k!

keithp2012 9 years ago

Could it be a coyote/wolf hybrid?

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Great Shots and Subject! To the next 1000! :D I agree with Noah Citizen.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Such hairy one with beautiful fur should be Coyote as Noah Citizen said. I am not expert on them but feel like that.
Great Achievement Pamela. You are real Nature trail lover to find spectacular spottings. A precious collection in Project Noah's Ark.....

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 9 years ago

This one is for sure a coyote. The last picture shows clearly the pointed nose of a coyote. A wolfe has a shorter and more "square" nose.
Great shot, though!


arlanda 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting, congrats for the #1000

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Sep 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012


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