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Is this a wolf hide, or is it a coyote ?

 
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I found this hide hanging on the wall of a house that I deconstructed. We have a smallish red wolf in B.C. , so this could be from one of them. They are rare. Or it could be from a coyote which is very common elsewhere.

I'm giving it to a guy who makes native drums. It will be a decorative element on numerous drums. Deer hide is abundant and is used for the drum skin. His customers will want to know what sort of hide it is. Many of his drums go abroad, so it is important that no endangerd species hides are used.
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In the photo it looks quite red for a coyote. Only way to know for sure would be DNA testing.

 
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Could it be a fox? hard to tell the scale from the photo.

We have lots of coyotes around here, and they're gray/white. I haven't seen one with red in their coat, but since coyotes are just about everywhere who knows what they look like in your neck of the woods.
 
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Looks too large for a fox, I'm thinking it is the red wolf, or a hybrid wolf/coyote, wolf/dog, coyote/dog. It does not look like either a fox or a coyote to me.

Or a Sasquatch.

 
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It's way too big to be a fox.

Whenever I shoot sasquatch, the hides are reddish blonde. They are much larger and have vastly different proportions.

It's smaller than a gray wolf and large for a coyote, which is why I thought red wolf.
 
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No hybrid, no fox, no coyote, no wolverine, no bear just a small wolf.
 
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I gave the hide to Virgil, a drum maker. He used it to decorate drum sticks. He likes the idea of it being a red wolf due to a cultural preference that says these wolves have a connection to his ancestors.
 
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Red wolf. That's very cool.

 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:In the photo it looks quite red for a coyote. Only way to know for sure would be DNA testing.



identifying the by looking at the hair under a microscope will also work and doesnt involve any serious lab work
 
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