Rare Wolf Coyote Hybrid Spotted in Hudson Valley
More people have spotted a rare coyote-wolf hybrid in the Hudson Valley. We even have must-see video of the animal in the local area.
As we previously reported, on Facebook, the Clarkstown Police Department confirmed that a coywolf was spotted Monday morning in Congers.
The eastern coyote, which is also known as a coywolf, live in the northeast, from New Jersey to Maine, according to Clarkstown police.
The coywolf is larger than western coyotes and may pose a threat to pets or humans, CBS reports.
In a video posted to Facebook (below), Sean McCormack said he spotted the rare hybrid in Nyack.
McCormack told CBS that he believes a coywolf was stalking a woman.
“It seemed to be stalking her and kind of followed her back up onto her driveway,” McCormack said. “It looks larger than your average coyote. Very scary, yeah, very scary.”
The coywolf was also spotted by a number of Hudson Valley residents.
Inside the comment section of the Clarkstown Police Department’s warning, Melissa Audige-Perkins and Eileen Thiesing both said they noticed the animal on the Palisades Parkway.
Dolores Paterno wrote she spotted the animal on Old Haverstraw Road. Jonathan Lettre said he saw one on Prowling North Grant Avenue. Helen-Hayes Perkins reported seeing one at Congers Lake and the cemetery at Rockland Lake. Steven Kunis spotted two at the Paramount Country Club in New City, Sunday morning and Cheryl Leach stated one was on Tena Drive in Valley Cottage.
Marko Kos of Chaos Wildlife Solutions confirmed that the animal is in fact a coywolf. He told CBS that all eastern coyotes have some wolf DNA due to crossbreeding in the wild.
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