Column: It’s probably A coyote, Not A wolfCody Enterprise #Class_SaidJune 12, 2019
Only this was a coyote.
This was certainly not the first time the two animals would be confused in the Park, nor the last.
But Class offered tips to explain how to tell wolves and coyotes apart.
“A ton of things,” Class said.
An adult male coyote can weigh 45 pounds.
When it comes to wolf versus coyote feet, it might be akin to Shaquille O’Neal’s sneaker size measured against a junior high basketball player’s sneaker size.
“Even a yearling wolf is a good-sized animal,” Class said.
If you’ve seen enough wolves and seen enough coyotes, you know right away.”
They WANT what they see to be a wolf.
“Those 100 people probably never saw a coyote either,” he said.