Other way around
March 31, 2014 at 12:30pm
I've never heard that the coyotes are killing the wolves, but only the other way around. (People are certainly killing a few, it seems...)
I found a dead coyote in Hyde County one day. It had a radio collar on its neck (so I assumed right away it was a wolf). We called the FWS guy who identified it as a coyote right away. Told us they are tracking those as well. He guaranteed us it was killed by a red wolf. The male wolves, after a year or so, they leave the pack and go solo for awhile. When they come back, they are raring to go (wink, wink). They've tracked a male that went full circle thru Hyde, Tyrrell, and into Washington County (outskirts of Plymouth), and then ended up at a den site - a den where a male coyote had been bedding a female wolf. They found the coyote dead near that site, and the wolf in residence.
(I have pics of said coyote).