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Wolves in Mississippi?

Post by Myers on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:43 am

I ran across this image on my trail camera today. Hopefully it shows up ok. When I saw it on my computer screen I was absolutely sure it was a wolf. Although I guess it could be a coyote, it just didn't look like one to me. I have read reports of red wolves in Mississippi, but that's it. Anybody have any thoughts?


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Re: Wolves in Mississippi?

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:59 am

Red wolves are sanctuaried on the barrier islands and closely monitored. I've never heard of them anywhere else in the state.

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Post by Rw on Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:06 am

I saw something one night near the house, it walked out in front of my car in a 40mph zone. Closest picture I could find online was an Adriatic wolf, it was huge. Largest canine I have ever seen.at least 3 feet long, not counting its tail. It wasn't very tall at the shoulders though. It was black and grey with a long tail
I know of at least 10 people who saw this thing over a few weeks time. My stepdad saw it dragging a deer out of the road one night, effortlessly.
I do not know exactly wth it was, but I know it was a type of wolf. Nothing else makes sense.
I still do not go outside here at night without a gun... It's been 4 years since I saw it.

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Post by bubbat on Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:00 am

They looks like a big coyote to me in the picture. I have read there's a hybrid red wolf/coyote that is an unintentional result of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program of releasing red wolf breeding pairs into the wild. Quite possible for those to be roaming around Mississippi. Coyotes are the ho's of the canine world they will breed with just about any canine around..lol 

Didn't they remove all the red wolves they released on Horn Island because of too much contact with humans?

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Post by captain-03 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:35 am

In 1989, a propagation project was initiated with release of a small population on Horn Island. They population was removed in 1998 because of a likelihood of encounters with humans.

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Post by Scharfschütze on Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:56 am

Might be a large coyote with fur puffed up ... I've spotted what I at first thought were HUGE coyotes, shot them, and they kind of "deflated" to small dog size by the time I walked up to the carcass.

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Post by Corey1480 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:34 pm

Def favors in facial features. There is really nothing to compare it to size wise in the pic. How tall is the stuff growing in the field. It's prob a ferrel dog or big coyote

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Post by gunaddict on Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:10 pm

My money is on a yote.. Looks just like the ones I have been seeing..

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Re: Wolves in Mississippi?

Post by bubbat on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:13 pm

A coyote and red wolf look real similar to each other. The wolf is a little heftier in the body.


Coyote

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Post by stidgun on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:38 pm

Poor lost dog.

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Post by ScottW on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:49 pm

Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana is breeding and training wolves to use in handling disturbances within the prison system I learned this past week from one of the polygraph examiners near Lake Charles. I wonder if any of them may have ever escaped and started breeding. Certainly food for thought....

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Post by Rw on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:53 pm

ScottW wrote:Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana is breeding and training wolves to use in handling disturbances within the prison system I learned this past week from one of the polygraph examiners near Lake Charles.  I wonder if any of them may have ever escaped and started breeding.  Certainly food for thought....
We have a bunch of family land near Angola, wolves are about the only thing we have not seen out there. There is a ton of wildlife in that region..

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Post by ScottW on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:57 pm

Rw wrote:
ScottW wrote:Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana is breeding and training wolves to use in handling disturbances within the prison system I learned this past week from one of the polygraph examiners near Lake Charles.  I wonder if any of them may have ever escaped and started breeding.  Certainly food for thought....
We have a bunch of family land near Angola, wolves are about the only thing we have not seen out there. There is a ton of wildlife in that region..
Well they are definitely inside the prison grounds, and the prisoners do not mess around with them, even the trustees are very leery of them.

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Post by Rw on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:59 pm

I meant to ad it would not surprise me at all that there are wolves out there.. I have seen some very large canine tracks near one of the ponds.

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Post by tecrench on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:08 pm

Over reading the Deer board, and thought of this post. In this pictures I can't tell the Wolf or Coyote either (Yankee models).
http://www.qdma.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60502

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Re: Wolves in Mississippi?

Post by Myers on Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:35 pm

I wish my camera had picked up more of him. He literally appeared for one frame on the time lapse, and then was gone. Never got close enough to trip the camera normally.

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Post by emptydub on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:17 am

I adjusted the brightness and contrast on the photo to try and get a better look at the facial features. It does look like it has the wolf-like long snout, but more than likely it was just a coyote, or a very skinny dog.... however I did NOT sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Cool photo!


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Re: Wolves in Mississippi?

Post by jwatts on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:21 pm

Most likely a coyote. However several years back there was a wolf killed around Lorman in the Red Lick community. I remember when it happened. The guy that killed it brought it to a taxidermist in Brookhaven. I don't know if it was determined to be a pet that got loose or what, but I remember when it was killed.

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Re: Wolves in Mississippi?

Post by frodo on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:20 pm

i saw a HUGE yote in meadville,,,looked like a big german shepard
he ran across the rd in front of me...biggest i ever saw
he was all bushy, tail was bushy/thick grey/black in color

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Post by Vick on Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:20 pm

Wondered where that danged German Shepard got off to!!! Razz 

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Post by frodo on Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:52 pm

we get our share of drop offs out here...black cat showed up last week...i will feed him,  but the yotes will get him in the long run..the drop off dogs..well,,,when they tip over the garbage can..they get used as target pratice
it sounds mean,,,when i first got here i tried to feed the strays, but they dont stop coming. cant afford em

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Post by encoreman on Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:59 pm

I have seen some big yotes. I had one come thru my yard several years ago and he was as big as a German Shepard. Shootem Jacob, Shootem!!

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Post by Jarhead5811 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:28 pm

I've killed very large dark colored coyotes. I've heard that coyotes have been known to interbreed with dogs...who knows. I don't really care. I'll kill anything that looks coyote or wolf like. Heck, I'd probably kill a panther thinking it's a bobcat that I've talked myself into believing was a panther.

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Post by MrMike1 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:46 am

Years ago a friend of mine killed a timberwolf in the copiah/lincoln county area. There were two of them, he shot the small one at 117lbs. I saw the animal, it was freakin big! Of course could have been escaped pet, or whatever. who knows.

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Post by Voodoochild on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:59 pm

Probably a long shot but I saw a documentary back in the early 80's that said that the wolf population in the southeast had, over time, migrated northwest years or maybe even decades earlier, don't remember the time frame. Could have even been a hundred years earlier. Anyway, according to that report, the wolves were then (in the early 80's) in the process of migrating back. Have no recollection, if they even said, how long the migration would take to reach us, if they even came this far.

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Post by Blondie70 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:58 pm

Panthers too....they're crawling all over the Poplarville area. Keep me awake at nite with all that meowing....ha ha ha

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Post by MrsHighBrass on Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:35 pm

I think the picture in the OP looks like a coyote, and I doubt there are any wild wolves in MS at this point. However... check these out...

http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/dna-shows-hunter-shot-canine-october-be-wandering-wolf
http://fw.ky.gov/app/news/newsdetail.aspx?id=1334
http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/1-31-13/WOLF-FOUND-IN-KANSAS

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Post by captain-03 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:47 pm

OK -- We have Bears and now there maybe wolves ... I just want more rabbits ...

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Post by Rw on Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:50 pm

captain-03 wrote:OK -- We have Bears and now there maybe wolves ... I just want more rabbits ...
We used to have a ton here, but then more foxes moved in. Last rabbit i saw was one my then 6 month old cat killed and ate on the front porch 3 thanksgivings ago.
I have been tempted to live trap a few at my cousins deer camp and release here, there are more rabbits than mosquitoes down there in the swamp .

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Re: Wolves in Mississippi?

Post by micahbxd40 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:56 am

Is This a yote?





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Post by dhollis51 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:44 pm

Looks like one a Black one

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Post by micahbxd40 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:04 pm

He was rather large

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Post by Joe S. on Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:56 pm

I swear i saw a pair on our place years ago. Were the size of big German Shepards but looked like coyotes. One was black. One was brown and reddish. I am convinced they were wolves.

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