Smoky Mountain Red Wolf or Coyote 001
The next morning we went over the mountain on the way to Atlanta. As we drove down the south side, we came to an opening along the top of a draw and found three beautiful what we thought might be red wolves. They didn’t stay long and moved back into a ravine just after I took these photos. Two wildlife officials looked at the photos and believed they were red wolves. Red wolves are very rarely seen in North Carolina. There are only a little over a hundred in the state. We felt very fortunate to come across three of them if that is what they were. Just today I found out through USFWS red wolf recovery specialist in North Carolina that he thinks they are coyotes. Either way it was a great experience.