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Old 09-11-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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Lastest report on coyotes, wolves, and bears in the NoVa area: There is reports of coyotes in the Prince William Forrest/Quantico marine Base area. No visual, but coyote screams. If I lived in the dumfries/Triangle area I would keep a close eye on the pets. Bears reports have been in the Loudon area as far east as Beaverdam and Broadlands. I would not put my trash out untill the day of pick-up in that area. I can find not reoports of Wolves near NoVa. Hunting season is upon us and I hope that more reports of coyotes and bear can idea of were they a roaming.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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I just saw my first coyote a couple of days ago here in West Springfield. I live in the Orange Hunt neighborhood. It looked pretty out of its element. I hope it made it to the Hidden Pond Nature Preserve or somewhere less congested. My sympathies tend to be with the coyote, but I'm also glad my cats are indoor cats.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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I just saw my first coyote a couple of days ago here in West Springfield. I live in the Orange Hunt neighborhood. It looked pretty out of its element. I hope it made it to the Hidden Pond Nature Preserve or somewhere less congested. My sympathies tend to be with the coyote, but I'm also glad my cats are indoor cats.
My wife just told me the other day that she SWEARS she and the lady she was walking with saw a wolf. This would have been in the neighborhood between Hunt Valley ES and Orange Hunt ES in W. Springfield.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:40 AM
 
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OMG! Coyotes are one thing, but wolves?! Scary!
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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I just saw my first coyote a couple of days ago here in West Springfield. I live in the Orange Hunt neighborhood. It looked pretty out of its element. I hope it made it to the Hidden Pond Nature Preserve or somewhere less congested. My sympathies tend to be with the coyote, but I'm also glad my cats are indoor cats.
Oooops! My bad! I just asked my wife and she said it looked like a coyote, not a wolf. If you are familiar with the area, it was in the area of the streets Side Saddle and Reynard.
That is probably right around you Hazel.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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Default Not a Wolf or Coyote

I live in the same area, my house backs up to the phoick creek about 3/4 of a mile from hidden pond. What everybody is seeing is a grey fox about 3/4 the size of a coyote and about the same color. I have seen him and some red foxes many times in the area between Old Keene Road and the parkway. If you are out in the area around sun down you can hear their cries (along with the barking dogs!!!) I check for paw prints and have only found alot of deer, foxes and dogs. I also think and cannot prove it yet that there is a pack of wild dogs running around. I have found alot of dog prints near the Old Keene Mill bridge and north of it. I hope I am wrong that last thing the cat population needs is wild or lose dogs. A cat vs a dog or two will get away, but a grouup or pack of dogs is sure death for a cat or cats. On the Coyote front I was at Quantico near the FBI academy early Saturday Morning and heard Coyotes howls in the distances. I put them near Lunga Reservoir, they seem happy or content. Again if someone gets a picture or prints that look like coyote plese post them and report them to the Game Warden. If we do have or get coyotes in the heart of Fairfax a lot oof small animals will endangered, coyotes have been know to attack small dogs evern when on a lease. Watch out for the deer they are getting freasky this time of year, I had one runn across my path for no reason at all.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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Well I've been in living in Clifton for about 5 years now. Of course it's a forestry place with deer and foxes and other stuff Well I few times though I had a scary encounter with wolves. Once I was driving home and 3-4 of them were standing and growling in the middle of the road. Also I went out to get mail after it got dark, went to the mail box and out comes a wolf staring at me. Anyone else had encounters with them wolves?
So on Monday morning (1/10/11) I'm on Clifton Road about 300-400 yards east of the intersection with Wolf Run Shoals at about 6:30am. I see a dark figure cross the road up ahead. When I reach that point, I look on the left side of the road and I see what appeared to be an almost jet-black canine that looked like a wolf. It was far too large to be a coyote or a fox, yet it did not look like a domestic dog (German Shepherd, etc.). When I slowed down, it moved quickly into the woods. Even it's movements appeared to be that of a wolf, not a dog. Anyway that's what I saw.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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I live in the same area, my house backs up to the phoick creek about 3/4 of a mile from hidden pond. What everybody is seeing is a grey fox about 3/4 the size of a coyote and about the same color. I have seen him and some red foxes many times in the area between Old Keene Road and the parkway. If you are out in the area around sun down you can hear their cries (along with the barking dogs!!!) I check for paw prints and have only found alot of deer, foxes and dogs. I also think and cannot prove it yet that there is a pack of wild dogs running around. I have found alot of dog prints near the Old Keene Mill bridge and north of it. I hope I am wrong that last thing the cat population needs is wild or lose dogs. A cat vs a dog or two will get away, but a grouup or pack of dogs is sure death for a cat or cats. On the Coyote front I was at Quantico near the FBI academy early Saturday Morning and heard Coyotes howls in the distances. I put them near Lunga Reservoir, they seem happy or content. Again if someone gets a picture or prints that look like coyote plese post them and report them to the Game Warden. If we do have or get coyotes in the heart of Fairfax a lot oof small animals will endangered, coyotes have been know to attack small dogs evern when on a lease. Watch out for the deer they are getting freasky this time of year, I had one runn across my path for no reason at all.
Well Rick, Here's your proof that Coyotes do exist in Northern Virginia. I have a couple game cameras near my house in Annandale and caught this guy on camera the other night. I've been hunting and trapping for nearly 20 years (not in this area) and I know a coyote when i see one. Although the picture is a little bit fuzzy there's no question that it's a coyote. Just an fyi, i've got several fox on camera as well so don't try to tell me that it's a grey fox because this guy is twice the size of any fox that i've seen around here. I'll keep you posted and hopefully i'll get a better photo in the coming weeks.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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don't try to tell me that it's a grey fox because this guy is twice the size of any fox that i've seen around here.
I agree. The legs are way too long to be a fox.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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I agree. The legs are way too long to be a fox.
Yes, it's a far cry from a WOLF but definitely a coyote. He's a little scrawny but what else would you expect from a coyote in this area.
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