never saw one colored like this before its back is all black and is very dark...ive seen all black before but never like this one...what do you guys think
I tend to agree with bobcat. Back in the 60's a good friend of mind's father trapped at least 2 coydogs in North Central Pa. The father was a semi-professional trapper who trapped several states and knew his animals very well. He gave the same explanation. So I'm thinking this coyote has some Fido genetics somewhere in his family tree.bobcat said:could be either but heres my thoughts.... russ carman said years ago (early 70) that he believed when the yote first migrated in that female yotes would breed with dogs because of a low yote population. some of the first ones killed and caught were pretty funky looking. as the population expanded and there were more of them the "dog" got mostly bred out and less crossing was done because there was no need for it. i see you are from southern pa were there are less yotes that in the north. so it is very possable that it is a crossed up critter or on of its near ansesters was. just my thoughts. cool critter either way.