Remember That 104 Lb Missouri Coyote?
It turns out the huge Missouri coyote we mentioned earlier was actually a wolf after all. Back in December we mentioned that the Missouri Department of Conservation had confirmed via genetic testing that the large animal was a coyote. However after further testing the MDC has decided to reverse its opinion and now believes the animal was in fact a wolf.
“Lots of people were skeptical when we announced results from the first round of testing,” said Beringer. “We were too. But when you are trying to unravel a biological puzzle like this one, you take things one step at a time and go where the science leads you. This animal appeared to be very different from the western wolf samples it was compared with, but when we compared it with wolf DNA from the Great Lake states we found a match.”