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A Newly Emerging Species Is Behind the Brazen Attacks in Durham-the Coywolf


Offbeat  (tags: coyote, wolf, interbreeding, survival, unusual )

Simone
- 3173 days ago - newsdurhamregion.com
-- Is it a coyote? Is it a wolf? Yes and yes. It's a "coywolf." The predators that are plaguing Durham Region and showing up in urban areas appear to be an emerging species resulting from wolves and coyotes interbreeding. The larger, highly



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Maggie Amaya (201)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 1:07 am
How fascinating! Coywolf, that seems a fitting name for them. Thanks for sharing this story!
 

Charlie L (29)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 1:28 am
This is very interesting Simone. Two questions come to mind. What should we call the offspring of a coywolf that mates with a wolf? Secondly, what should we call the offspring of a coywolf that mates with a coyote?
 

Fiona O (565)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 4:09 am
I don't believe it at all, I have seen too many documentaries that indicate that wolves and coyotes do not interbreed. While they will both breed with the domestic dog, they have been proven to have too much territoriality in the wild to ever inter breed with each other,
 

. (0)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 10:02 am
Sherbet this is very interesting indeed... I think it would be great to have a new species on our planet...
 

Candace A (9)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 12:43 pm
Grizzlies and Polar Bears are breading offspring. It is possible and needed to perpetuate both species since humans insist on corrupting the world they live in. The Great Mother Earth knows how to defeat human greed and ignorance. We will see many more inter-breeding in the future I believe. I believe it is known as Evolution.
 

Mandi T (390)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 5:43 pm
Super. T hank you dear Simone.
 
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