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Re: Wildlife

Postby BostonBD » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:20 pm

At Rocky Mountain National Park this coyote needed snowshoes.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:12 pm

sue personett wrote:Foxes and coyotes do not cross breed. In fact coyotes kill foxes whenever they can. Coyotes will go after foxes' kits. I've seen it happen. That picture is one of a young coyote. If you are really having trouble with identification, you can use the eyes of both species to help. Foxes have cat like eyes. Coyotes have dog like eyes.
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That coyotes will try to kill foxes is a prevailing theme to be sure. After reading up on other issues relating to canine crossbreeding, there also seems to be a genetic pairing problem with the possibility of a coyote/fox mix. So I would defer to your post as being accurate. However, what's puzzling is the one we had on our campus really had very distinct physical characteristics of a fox and a coyote. It had a head (and eyes) similar to BostonBD's image, but the torso was more like a fox......and even more pronounced was the very fox like tail. Not only was it a darker, more reddish color than the body/head......but it had the stereotypical tapering/curling on each end and very bushy in between.

Something else I read might be more plausible......one source mentioning the occasional mix between dog and coyote (which is genetically possible). Not suggesting BostonBD's photo is not just a young coyote as you note, just that there appears to be enough of a variation to a "typical" coyote head shape to warrant the dog/coyote possibility. That would also explain the eyes. In any case, it's a great shot.....so I will shut up. :wink:
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:13 pm

......and speaking of great shots, the last two are amazing Bernie!

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Scott P » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:21 pm

Not in Colorado, but a few weeks ago I saw my first boa constrictor while hiking in the wild. It was about seven feet long and was seen while hiking in Tobago.

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Re: Wildlife

Postby BostonBD » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:59 am

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Re: Wildlife

Postby dehrlich101 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:12 am

BostonBD wrote:The Hunter



=D> =D> =D> =D> Great picture BostonBD!
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Re: Wildlife

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Re: Wildlife

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Re: Wildlife

Postby kman » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:37 am

Ha! Can't compete with the picture above, but I did get a picture of this White-tailed Ptarmigan at treeline on Pikes Peak this past Saturday. ""Its plumage is cryptic and varies at different times of the year. In the summer it is speckled in gray, brown and white whereas in winter it is wholly white."" (Wikipedia)
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Re: Wildlife

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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Wed May 14, 2014 1:18 pm

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Re: Wildlife

Postby BostonBD » Sat May 24, 2014 5:26 am

Caught this Pelican with a fish in it's bill pouch.
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