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Coywolf

A cache by Coyotesun76 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/10/2018
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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To keep in the spirit of MovieCatz caches in this area I have named this cache Coywolf. 

A little known fact:

For decades, people incorrectly labeled coywolves as eastern coyotes. However, the large size of the coywolves — the animals are bigger than western coyotes, but smaller than wolves — has confused both scientists and laypeople alike since researchers first described the animals in 1969.

Over the years, scientists have proposed a number of hypotheses to explain the canines' large size. Recent studies have shown that eastern coyotes have both coyote (Canis latrans) and eastern wolf (Canis lycaon) ancestry. In 2010, a study published in the journal Northeastern Naturalist argued that eastern coyotes should more appropriately be termed "coywolves" (Canis latrans  x C. lycaon) to reflect their hybrid origin.

One last little known fact:

The Coywolf has been spotted and at least two killed in Iowa and SouthDakota. I have had the privilege to have seen them at two separate occasions right here in Osceola County. These are a beautiful sight to see. 

So as rare as they can be to spot in our area, maybe this cache will be the same. Happy hunting and be safe. 

Congrats to PPCSR7 for another FTF!!

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