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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