Skip to comments."Wolf" captured in Dallas neighborhood
Posted on 06/11/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT by Dysart
Stories of coyotes or bob cats wondering into North Texas neighborhoods are not unusual, especially near wooded areas. But some residents right in the middle of Dallas have reported seeing a wolf recently.
In fact, Dallas Animal Services said it captured the animal on Thursday. He looks every bit like a wolf and can be just as dangerous, but he is actually a hybrid part wolf and part dog.
"I saw a couple of police officers while I was jogging. Stopped and asked me if I'd seen it. I told them where I'd seen it," said Wink Watkins, who lives in the neighborhood along Elsby Avenue. "It didn't really strike me as being aggressive toward me but there are so many young children in the neighborhood and a lot of people walk their dogs so it made people nervous."
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Well, not a Wolf per se, but hybrid wolf-dog is not quite as eye-catching.
Video also at link
I don’t know, put another 20 lbs on him and
he would look pretty good.
Yup....looks like a hybird mix. Someone might have had it as a pet & let it go.
its a dog... not a wolf...
In many ways I have issues with Wolf/Dog breeding.
Poor critter. I bet that’s somebody’s pet that was abandoned or lost. It looks like a “timber shepherd” maybe?
Need to check its ear for an RFID.
Yer all wrong! It’s Chupacabra.
A cross of a wolf and a dog would not be a ‘hybrid’ in the classical sense. They would produce totally viable and reproductive offspring..........
A dog is a wolf is a dog is a wolf is a dog.........
I thought he was beautiful, too, and if you watched the video you saw he’s quite docile by nature; just don’t make him angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. I know somebody like that.
I agree. It’s a dog, not a wolf. It looks like a cross between our akita and a collie, maybe. Our akita has almost the exact same coloring.
Someone will put 30lbs on her and she will charm everybody senseless with her beauty and ladylike manners while she’s assessing all their pets.
Yes, been exactly there. And this one is 7/8 wolf.
“Stories of coyotes or bob cats wondering into North Texas neighborhoods are not unusual, especially near wooded areas.”
About what were they wondering?
This ‘wolf’ is but one of a very few in existence.
Shouldn’t it be protected under the Edangered Species Act?
I can't proof it, but there are rumors of squirrels and opossums sighted in these very same thickets. Will try to run this down myself.
Bring back compound 1980!
Modern journalistic skills on display once again.
***Bring back compound 1980!
Come again. ***
Woops! That should be compound 1080!
[ A dog is a wolf is a dog is a wolf is a dog......... ]
I see yer point...
BUT an Ostrich is not a Chickadee... is not a Pheasant.. is not a Hummingbird...
Those are different ‘species’ of birds, all avian, but incompatible DNA for the most part. There are many different types of ‘chicken’, but they are all ‘chickens’, what we would normally call ‘races’.
We have many, many types of ‘dogs’, but they are all descendants of domesticated wolves, from millenia ago. They still have the same pattern of DNA, and so will still mate and produce viable offspring.
Man has crossed horses and zebras, but they produce infertile offspring, just as horses and donkeys produce sterile mules. These are true ‘hybrids’..........
“About what were they wondering?”
Why so many people can’t figure out the proper usage of the term “hybrid”?
Uhhhhh... he looks less dangerous than a lot of dogs I have seen. I would trust him before I trusted a Rottweiler or Pit Bull or a fila bralisleiro.
And hybrid wolves are not illegal in most jurisdictions.
Much ado about nothing - just something more for the Control Police to use to regualte the peasants.
He looks like a puppy that needs to be fed and loved.
(I didn’t read all)
How do they know for sure it’s a hybrid, and not a pure wolf? Or coyote?
I don’t know why people neglect husky-type spitzes when discussing wolf-like characteristics. You can’t get more “wolf” than Siberians and the like. If this truly is a hybrid, I’d guess wolf-Siberian. No way German Shepherd (why does everyone think GS look like wolves - but never huskies, FGS?) or Collie or Akita (although spitz breed).
We have a 120-lb Alaskan Malamute. Everytime we go anywhere with him, we always get asked if he is a wolf. O course, we also always have people wanting to take their picture with him. There are probably more photos of my dog floating around the internet and on peoples cameras than I care to know.
It's just that we commonly see sterility in hybrids that it seems like an essential component.
Joe, isn’t there a vet or two or biologist on your list that can speak to the hybrid issue? I’m 99.99999% certain of my take, but a dvm’s or biologist’s input would be great.
vetvetdoug (see above)
I knew a German Shepherd. She was a friend of mine. And that Wolfdog is no German Shepherd...
Thank you for your input. And it’s interesting that hybrids tend to have paradoxical reactions to drugs. I would imagine that would make them very difficult to treat!
Lol They wonder, as they wander, about which pet they shall eat!
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