Originally Posted by Forest Grump
I'm all for some Grad student @ UGA to do a DNA survey to see if there really is Red Wolf DNA in our coyotes, making them bigger than the ones out West (& they are, much bigger). We don't have a Red Wolf, but we have lots of Western coyotes, & likely a museum sample if needed of a Red Wolf. Just a significant difference in W v. SE might serve. Sounds like a good project for somebody wanting a MS or PhD to me.
It's already been done several times, and is scientifically documented. Eastern "coyotes" being wolf/yote hybrids instead of coyotes is not speculation, it is scientific fact. Every study done on coyotes in the east so far (and it's been quite a few of them,) have shown a good bit of wolf DNA in the "yotes." Every single one.
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