April 19, 2010 at 11:28am
I can't say for sure, but I think I may have seen one too about 2 years ago in Vermilion Parish. I was driving and it crossed the highway a short distance ahead of me. It was around 7 or 8 am so there was enough light to see easily. I first thought it was a very tall coyote. Not real heavy looking, but noticeably taller and longer than a normal 'yote. After it crossed the road it looked back toward me and I noticed something about it's face. I wasn't driving fast and it was maybe 50 or 60 yards away. I've seen lots of coyotes and they have what I'd describe as somewhat of a fox like appearance. This animal looked more like a German shepherd in the face. Seemed like it had a wider muzzle than a normal coyote. I don't think it was a coy-dog, because they often have different colored fur, like common dogs. Anyway, who knows? Maybe a wolf-coyote hybrid?