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The Coywolf of Wilmington? You Be the Judge

An Aldrich Road resident sent in the photo below of a coywolf in his backyard.

Wilmington resident Mark Holleran captured this photo of what appears to be a coywolf in his backyard. Photo Credit: Mark Holleran.
Wilmington resident Mark Holleran captured this photo of what appears to be a coywolf in his backyard. Photo Credit: Mark Holleran.

Wilmington resident Mark Holleran sent in the above photo taken behind his Aldrich Road residence last week, depicting what seems to be a wolf. 

This observation appears to be only half true-- Holleran captured a photo of a Coywolf. 

Holleran said at first he was not sure whether his camera captured a wolf or coyote so he took the photo to Wolf Hollow in Ipswich

Staff members at Wolf Hollow told Holleran they believe it was a coywolf behind his home based on the photograph. 

A coywolf is a canid hybrid of a wolf and coyote.

Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the importance of wolves in the wild.

Have you had any wolf, coyote or coywolf sightings in Wilmington? Let us know in the comment section below.
Chris Helms (Editor) January 27, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Nature on PBS has an episode in rotation now about the Coywolf: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/category/episodes/by-animal/coywolf/
Cheryl Chisholm January 27, 2014 at 05:20 PM
We saw a wolf, definitely not a coyote, in that area last year and called the police to report it. It was close to twice the size of a coyote
Jennifer January 28, 2014 at 08:06 AM
I have seen several coywolf in my back yard and I am one town over.
Joyce Caggiano Sicari March 25, 2014 at 03:02 PM
I've had two sightings in one week the first one was around 830am it looked half Wolfe half coyote about 70 pounds full fur Last night I was in yard taking the dogs out when I heard branches broken and at us came what appears to be in the above pic I was able to make a lot of banging noise and it ran the other way
Chuck Johnston April 02, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Video of large cotote in my backyard in January of 2014. Coywolf? http://e-mp.biz/Coyote/Movie.html

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