So says Greenwich Time and this photo by resident Andy Moore seems to prove it. I reported that I’d seen one here on our seawall a few weeks so I’m not surprised, but check out the size of this big boy: shows the result of inter-breeding with wolves as western coyotes made their way back east.
I’m not all that sure we want wolf-sized predators hanging out in Rosa Hartman Park, but I guess we have them regardless. Maybe we should open a varmint season?
UPDATE: A couple of readers have questioned whether this is really a photograph of a coyote and I tend to agree with them – pretty sure it’s an actual wolf.
UPDATE II: island Surveyor says, not so fast:
The tags attached to the photo indicate it was taken by a Nikon D90 at 1pm on Dec 18, 2010.
Sun angles agree.
Genes are genes, and a wolf-hybrid will tend to look like, well, a wolf.