Coyote Wolf Hybrids Show Up in Indianapolis

Known as Coywolfs of Woyotes, the hybrids are showing up in Indianapolis in 2018.

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Coyote-wolf hybrid, called a coywolf, has been spotted in southwest Indianapolis
RTV 6 News, Audra Levy, January 18, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — You may or may not have heard of them, but a coywolf has been spotted in southwest Indianapolis, according to Indiana Wildlife Management.

The coywolf is a coyote-wolf hybrid that is now found over much of the eastern U.S., according to . It’s about 55 pounds heavier than a coyote, it has longer legs, a larger jaw, smaller ears and a bushier tail.

Coywolves are Taking Over Eastern North America, Marissa Fessenden, Nov. 3, 2015

Coywolves are not ‘shy wolves’—they are coyote-wolf hybrids (with some dog mixed in) and now number in the millions.

Wolf-coyote hybrid spotted in Broad Ripple shows aggression, Jenny Dreasler, Dec. 28, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A wolf-coyote hybrid has some people in the Broad Ripple community on edge after a video of the animal running around the streets in broad daylight made the rounds on social media Friday.

The animal was spotted near East 57th Street and Guilford Avenue.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Indiana wildlife management experts said the animal in the video is real. They said they have seen the video and it’s likely a cross breed between a wolf and a coyote, or a “woyote.”