Coywolf Caught on Camera: Coyote / Wolf Hybrid Filmed in Connecticut via Trailcam

A fan recently submitted this intriguing footage of what they report to be a Coywolf strolling through their backyard, mere feet from a tent.

A coywolf is a cross between a wolf and coyote.

Also known as the Eastern Coyote, this canid is actually a four-in-one hybrid of coyotes, eastern wolves, western gray wolves, and dogs.

This sighting occurred near Fairfield, Connecticut. Coyotes, wolves, and coywolves are all known to inhabit this area., CC BY-SA 3.0 US,

The coywolf is generally smaller than a wolf, but larger than a coyote.

They have a larger territorial range and sometimes form packs, unlike the coyote, a usually solitary animal with a smaller range.

The footage was filmed with a trailcam set up at a remote location.

L. David Mech, Bruce W. Christensen, Cheryl S. Asa , Margaret Callahan, Julie K. Young, CC BY-SA 3.0

Learn more about this incredible creature here.