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View Poll Results: What the hell is it?
Alley Cat
25
29.07%
Somebody's pet dog
19
22.09%
Black color-phase coyote
18
20.93%
Mountain Lion
1
1.16%
Black Panther
19
22.09%
Wolf
3
3.49%
Bobcat
1
1.16%
I have no bloody clue what the hell it is.
4
4.65%
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Mystery animal picture - you make the call

Old 07-20-2009, 05:11 AM
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I got this guy on a trail camera in SE Ohio.

So what say you? What the hell is it?




As a point of reference, here's a yearling buck standing a bit closer to the camera.


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Old 07-20-2009, 05:15 AM
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My guess is that it's a black color-phase coyote. Agree or disagree? I've never seen a black one in the wild before, but I know they do exist in this area. A rarity, to be sure.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:32 AM
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Looks like a black panther to me.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:11 AM
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Black phase coyote or someones dog. the ears are a tell tale sign for me along with the shape of the head that it is some type of K9....

Quik been seein any good ones yet in Allegheny Co? ive got one so far on the cam hopefully he makes a mistake this fall.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:20 AM
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Looks like a black panther. Down here in alabama we have a few people kill them all the time in the mountains.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:20 AM
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My guess is that it's a black color-phase coyote.
That would be my guess. Very cool If that's what It Is!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:32 AM
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Quik, that's pretty freaky!!! Looks to me like a black yote. My buddy hunts coyotes pretty regularly with dogs around the EV area. Is that where this pic came from? I think he killed 3 or 4 black ones last year.

Pm me sometime if your coming around the area. Maybe we can go check out the AEP land. I'll show you some sheds we found right across the hill from where you hunted.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:47 AM
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I say black fox. I've seen a few black red foxes.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Schultzy View Post
That would be my guess. Very cool If that's what It Is!!

Also agreed, or a black Shepard. Interesting to say the least.

I also agree that the ears are obvious canine.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:54 AM
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Im leaning toward yote or wolf...
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