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Genetic test shows coyote-wolf cross-breeding January 3, 2012 Ohio

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Genetic test shows coyote-wolf cross-breeding January 3, 2012 Ohio, Akron Beacon Journal

... Unlike Ohio coyotes, the larger eastern coyotes also hunt white-tailed deer in packs. ... But genetic material from the wolf-coyotes were found in three of the Cuyahoga Valley coyotes in 2010, Smith said. It was previously believed that the closest coyote with wolf genetic markers was in eastern Pennsylvania, but there is evidence those DNA markers are in the Ohio animals, he said.

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