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Coyote in the snow

Yes, it’s true.

And while we know that such statements are poor comfort the victim’s loved ones, these attacks are very rare.

I disagree with the biologist who declares that there are no wolf genes in these coyotes. Actually, there probably are some wolf genes in these coyotes, as this study suggests. I don’t think there are any “pure” coyotes in the whole of the Northeastern US or Eastern Canada. They all have some wolf genes.

I know of at least one other fatal coyote attack in the US.

The  real story behind only documented fatal wolf attack in North America is not clear.

I’m not even going to speculate. It could have been a garbage-habituated black bear. It could have been those garbage habituated wolves. (I personally don’t think there is a giant international conspiracy to protect the reputation of wolves, considering how freely people talk about the wolves that kill children in India.)

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Coyote in the snow

Yes, it’s true.

And while we know that such statements are poor comfort the victim’s loved ones, these attacks are very rare.

I disagree with the biologist who declares that there are no wolf genes in these coyotes. Actually, there probably are some wolf genes in these coyotes, as this study suggests. I don’t think there are any “pure” coyotes in the whole of the Northeastern US or Eastern Canada. They all have some wolf genes.

I know of at least one other fatal coyote attack in the US.

The  real story behind only documented fatal wolf attack in North America is not clear.

I’m not even going to speculate. It could have been a garbage-habituated black bear. It could have been those garbage habituated wolves. (I personally don’t think there is a giant international conspiracy to protect the reputation of wolves, considering how freely people talk about the wolves that kill children in India.)

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BTW, don’t you like how I juxtaposed this story with the cute little tale about the tame Arctic fox?

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