Blonde Coyote

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Iceman35, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    I've seen a lot of coyotes over the years, with a lot of different color phases. Never seen a blonde one until this week, and then in the strangest of places.

    Somebody hit and killed a doe on the main drag of our subdivision. Our subdivision has quite a bit of deer and other wildlife due to the wooded lots and draws, a ton of water, and a golf course buffet. I actually almost hit one last year in the same spot, as it's a pretty well used crossing.

    Anyway, I'm running to the bank Friday, and as I approach the spot, I see a car pulled off and a lady trying to call a dog to her that's off its leash. Then, the "dog" moves, and I realize it's a coyote, but blonde, and been eating the deer carcass. Took me a second to process it as I've never seen one close to this light.

    When I pulled away, I thought maybe I should tell this lady that what she's trying to call in isn't someone's lost pooch, but then reconsidered and literary let nature take its course. They were both gone when I got back, but the carcass was still there this morning, so maybe I'll see the coyote again.

    I didn't think to take a picture, but o googled it, and this is exactly what the one I saw looked like.
     

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  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 10 pointer

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    You see a lot of this color phase out West, I have killed a couple like that but not for several years. Seems the last few years they have been ordinary old Brown Coyotes.

    I killed a half grown one in Colorado a few years ago that was almost white.
     
  3. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Would have been fun to hear you say you saw her walking it a few days later. The local vet would have had a good laugh.
     
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  4. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    We called up & killed this yote at the farm in January of 2016.

    Which ultimately at the shot the yote started flopping around and was bleeding profusely. So a lot of it’s coat is tinged with blood ... but it was as blonde a yote as I’ve seen.

    We were hunting a power line and when we first saw it at a 100 yds or better. I thought it was a fox. Then as I watched his gait coming on in... I’m like .. no it’s a yote .

    Which I’ll honestly say we almost screwed up watching it too long. It finally winded us and was hauling butt ...we just got lucky a 22-250 found him before he was gone.


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  5. jfiscus

    jfiscus 6 pointer

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    That is cool! If any of yall manage to get a blonde one, hit me up, I'd be interested in the pelt.
     
  6. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    We can probably make that happen.
     
  7. jim rifanburg

    jim rifanburg Spike

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    IMG_0912.JPG Here's a 54lb blonde we killed 2 yrs ago
     
  8. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    Golden Retriever genetics?
     

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