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Trail cam photos were taken in Vermilion Parish in 2015. Appears to be larger than a coyote, clearly darker, and snout seems much wider than a typical coyote. Surrounding area is marsh I.e. (Roseau cane, needle grass, three corner grass). Spoil banks supporting tree growth, mainly Chinese tallow, can also be found in the area. Anyone else with any similar pictures? Coyote, red wolf, or coydog?

October 22, 2018 at 2:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Erosion in Cocodrie in response to a report titled: Coastal Erosion in Cocodrie

Yes you are correct that it is a natural process, but there are many other human factors besides canals that have accelerated erosion is our coastal marshes. We created levee systems that channelize rivers and basins, instead of allowing for flood water to provide sediments and nutrients to the soil. Also, the northern states have dams along the rivers, which cause sediment to deposit to the bottom, instead of staying in the water column. So, the rivers do not carry near the amount of sediment that they used to. Yes, the river changing paths is natural, but the modern day levee/dam systems are not. Although sea level is rising, subsidence is also occurring because of the lack of nutrients in the soils that they once received. Which is why the wax lake outlet is a perfect example of how sediment deposition can actually 'grow' land. Depriving the eastern coastal marshes of Louisiana of sediment and nutrients has accelerated land loss in that region.

April 10 at 12:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Melanistic Coyote (Red Wolf??) in response to a report titled: Melanistic Coyote (Red Wolf??)

LDWF Biologist says just a coyote. I’m no coyote expert, but this canine doesn’t seem to be pure coyote.

October 22, 2018 at 3:37pm
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