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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 08:43 AM
Baja Sur Coyote coloration


Are any of these yellowish with a red tint - white muzzle chest and under body - butter scotch eyes ?
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 09:50 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mojo_norte  
Are any of these yellowish with a red tint - white muzzle chest and under body - butter scotch eyes ?


Isn't that sort of your basic coyote coloration?





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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 12:42 PM


I saw a coyote last winter in the outer areas around Bahia Asuncion several times (inland by dump, south several miles of town along beach, and north of town several miles on road to San Roque). He was the biggest coyote I have ever seen (and that's a lot of them). He was a darker brown colour than any other Baja coyote I have seen and looking VERY healthy...as many are skinny and "mangey".

Maybe a cross breed....doubtful it was a wolf as someone suggested...

Just felt blessed to see him several times.

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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 02:18 PM
Butter scotch eyes?


You're too close....back away from the canine!



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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 02:33 PM


I'll second that, Ged, we spotted El Coyote Gigante once in the same area and had to do a double take. Freaking enormous. Still had the coyote head and face, despite being solid as a brick house. Guess there's good eating at the dump!
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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 08:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by toronja  
I'll second that, Ged, we spotted El Coyote Gigante once in the same area and had to do a double take. Freaking enormous. Still had the coyote head and face, despite being solid as a brick house. Guess there's good eating at the dump!


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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 10:29 PM


Dumps are notorious near communities for more than just dumping trash, as in unwanted pets, as well as a feeding ground for stray dogs of all breeds. Chances are Coyote Gigante could be a mix-breed (twiced-removed on his mother's side, kinda like Texas), and yes, definitely well-fed if near a gringolandia dump.



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[*] posted on 8-25-2017 at 11:24 PM


Likely is a Mexican Grey Wolf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_wolf
They have been seen in recent years in Southern Colorado and seem to be on the comeback..




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[*] posted on 8-26-2017 at 09:48 AM


Chuck,
More likely just well-fed and/or a cross-breed....head shape and size lead me to stay with coyote ID....a friend riding with me took a pic of this guy I think...will ask him and post it if possible




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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 10:54 AM


Here is that coyote south of Bahia Asuncion...I first noticed him headed southward on the beach at cliff base...I slowed down to let him get ahead as I was aware that he heard our two bikes...and suddenly he was up the bank and crossed our path...





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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 11:24 AM


Mexican Gray



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[*] posted on 8-27-2017 at 12:54 PM


I saw some headed for Burning Man. Didn't want to get to close but their haunting eyes were trying to lure me away.:):o Tio
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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 11:49 AM


Nice pic, Ged! They always manage to slink away before I can grab my camera.

As a wildlife biologist, based on the head/ears/face proportions, what I saw out there was a large coyote.

Since he wasn't kind enough to walk up and present a leg for a blood sample, I can't say for sure that he didn't have a big feral dog for a grandaddy or a grey wolf for a great-great-grandma... The latter would be unlikely, since Mexican grey wolves are highly endangered. Despite reintroduction and intensive monitoring, the population in the entire southwest is only around 100 animals (https://www.defenders.org/press-release/mexican-gray-wolf-co...).
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[*] posted on 8-28-2017 at 12:08 PM


c-cker Spaniel?



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[*] posted on 8-29-2017 at 06:13 AM


i am always surprised about how few coyotes i see here in bcs. i think san diego county has more than all south baja. much fewer rabbits/hares than i would expect too.
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