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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Are these tracks from a coyote?? Iíve seen one around my place, Iíve will take it out if I can get a shot
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 08:27 PM
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 09:19 PM
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Well....coyote foot prints look like a dogs but a coyotes tracks (many) will be in a straight line while a dogs will be staggered.

Coyote: -------------------------
Dog: _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
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Well....coyote foot prints look like a dogs but a coyotes tracks (many) will be in a straight line while a dogs will be staggered.

Coyote: -------------------------
Dog: _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Timberghost is right, here are actual photos of Dog vs. Coyote tracks.

DOMESTIC DOG TRACK


EASTERN COYOTE TRACK

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 10:03 AM
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i think i have to disagree guys. the --------- is fox. coyote track like dogs but the track itself is thinner and longer relationship is different than a dog. dog width and length are closer to the same.
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I'm with ronn . The gate on both domestic dog vs coyote is nearly the same if compared in a walking manner. The tracks generally are skinnier and slightly longer on a coyote. The main thing is that the hind foot pad on a coyote is longer than a domestic dogs heal track. I wiil try to download some charts.
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I'm with ronn . The gate on both domestic dog vs coyote is nearly the same if compared in a walking manner. The tracks generally are skinnier and slightly longer on a coyote. The main thing is that the hind foot pad on a coyote is longer than a domestic dogs heal track. I wiil try to download some charts.
thats what i tried to say but couldn't. hahaha

here is a coyote track. notice the stagger in the tracks not ---------

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thats what i tried to say but couldn't. hahaha

here is a coyote track. notice the stagger in the tracks not ---------
Ronn, there's not enough of a stagger to say it compares to a domestic dogs track. If you look at the Coyote track in the snow that I posted you'll see a slight stagger also, it's not the best picture for seeing the stagger but it does stagger slightly but anyone could see it maintains a fairly straight walking gait vs. a dogs obvious wide stagger...

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i'm not seeing a stagger or off set in the tracks in the snow, maybe cause its turning but i ain't seeing it. i've seen domestic dog tracks, online and live, that aren't any more off set than the width of the paw just as the coyote's tracks are in the picture. i'm sure breed of dog would change the width of the off set. your picture of the dog tracks i wish was larger. a fox track is one in front of the other more like the tracks in the snow.

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Ronn, maybe it's just individual perception, The difference I see between domestic dog tracks and coyote tracks is more of a linear gait.
To me, the pattern of coyote tracks appear more like the walking pattern of fox tracks more so than domestic dog. I think Coyote being a wild predator has more of a dainty walking gait vs. domestic dog, a coyote wants to move more rapidly through the woods as lightly on its feet as possible where a dog travels with a more casual hard stepping staggering sort of gait.
I dont think there's a right or wrong in how each of us analyze animal tracks, i'm only trying to explain how I see them, maybe my perception is way off but this is the way I see them and the only way I know how to explain them.

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