(04-06-2018, 08:56 PM)JayRodney Wrote:(04-06-2018, 08:46 PM)RiskyRob Wrote:(04-06-2018, 08:34 PM)JayRodney Wrote: Been around coyotes in the upper Midwest, when they are adults, they are normally a bit larger than most dogs, so I know first hand they can be intimidating as hell, especially if they are shadowing you.
We have a Jack Russell that needs a lot of exercise, but we've had to curtail the country walks in favor of town walks with poop bags. *sigh*
As you can imagine, I'm ready for spring, these so called "wolf winters" in Finland make you a bit uptight, always looking over your shoulder.
An adult human is probably not at risk from wolves, but livestock and pets definitely are. Our coyotes are not large, and luckily my male dog is a large Australian shepherd with an instinctual antipathy towards coyotes.
So I've read, but the hybrid possibility makes one think twice.
While walking our dog I encountered tracks that were unmistakable, and there appeared to be several of them.
This was just a couple days prior to the fox incident.
It was a straight shot to the fox farm where they ate through the bottom of the cage.
It's said that a coyote-dog hybrid is more dangerous because they have less fear of humans. I suppose a wolf-dog hybrid is also. I knew a guy that had a wolfdog as a pet. Big mistake. Very dangerous and difficult to manage.