Eastern wolves howl for recognition November 17, 2012 Connecticut

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Eastern wolves howl for recognitionNovember 17, 2012 Connecticut, USA TODAY
 Eastern wolves preferentially prey on white-tailed deer, unlike gray wolves, which are more wide-ranging in their tastes, and have one other notable difference with them: They mate with coyotes instead of preying on them. That may explain the appearance of hybrid "coy-wolves" preying on deer in Eastern states such as Connecticut in recent years. And it may explain how coyote genes are making their way into Western gray wolves. "Eastern wolves may act as a conduit for coyote genes making their way into gray wolves by mating with both of them ... 

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