Surprised that the coyote skull in that link is estimated at only 7" long. That being the case, I'd say our little furry friend is probably a coyote based on the teeth and hair. Seemed awfully small to me though...
Last edited by JoZ; May. 8, 2012 at 02:54 PM.
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I found a wolf puppy carcass once-the only thing about this one here is that weird underbite, the wolf puppy looked like a baby dog, like you would expect. But that hide doesn't lie-it would be coyote/wolf of some sort, maybe it died b/c it was an offshoot or it got sick very young... but that hair is just so unique, somehow that was a coyote/wolf pup...
It's a fox. The fur color: many foxes aren't red. Even many red fox aren't red. A large percentage of them are various greys and agouti shades.
The weird looking teeth placement has to do with the jaw being broken top front area.
The wearing on the teeth indicates a mature fox, most likely killed by a coyote. A head grab and shake is the way coyote remove fox from the area they hunt. Which would explain the tooth hole in the top of the head and broken jaw. I've found handfuls of fox dead with the same wounds. Sometimes as a skeleton, sometimes still full intact. Sometimes half and half...blech.
Only about 50% of the red fox that I find are actually red.
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When I bought my farm - the barn areas had been abandoned for a decade or more. Upon clearing the brush and the farmer's dump - we found many fox skulls and skeletons. Seems mangy fox would help up to the farmstead looking for water and die there eventually.
Great pictures but you need to put something we recognize like a Tickle Me Elmo doll so we know how big it is.
The hair is banded and I would guess dog family, even could be wild color German Shepherd but the skull size would tell more...definately canine teeth. PatO