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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6660520
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Coriolis was going to be my first choice...but you beat me to it. smile

Really fascinating stuff ! I wasn't thinking about caribou but more about stoats in Australia and NZ. But your example is much easier to see on the antlers.

We have previously talked about the magnetic field alignment over a glass or 3 of rye whiskey in your kitchen.

On the other hand, ...............I don't recall the campfire that night .


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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6660577
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This is a great thread guys. Thank you guys for your input, I'm learning a LOT.


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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: Wild_Idaho] #6660608
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Originally Posted by Wild_Idaho
This is a great thread guys. Thank you guys for your input, I'm learning a LOT.


This thread is making my head hurt!!

Half the guys catch the left foot, the other half catch the right foot......and I can't catch either foot. LOL!

Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: btomlin] #6660621
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Originally Posted by btomlin
Originally Posted by Wild_Idaho
This is a great thread guys. Thank you guys for your input, I'm learning a LOT.


This thread is making my head hurt!!

Half the guys catch the left foot, the other half catch the right foot......and I can't catch either foot. LOL!


Which makes me think that the foot caught is based on the set builder, rather than the animal trapped, even more.

Keith

Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6660653
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You have that right, Keith!! I must need the mine field set approach!!

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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: btomlin] #6660669
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Originally Posted by btomlin
You have that right, Keith!! I must need the mine field set approach!!


You just need to trap canids with 3 front legs, so you can catch the middle foot. grin

Keith

Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6660674
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You need to try my famous “rejection set”.
Then it doesn’t matter which foot!


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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6660715
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So, when a wolf steps over an obstacle that breaks his stride does he then continue to lead with the other side or does he stop again to get back on stride with his dominate side?

Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6660731
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I have an idea for an interesting experiment. I usually catch canines by either front foot, but my sets are not put together very consistently. I usually use whatever is there, rather than preparing materials beforehand. I have a pet coyote I can observe and videotape closely. If a right footed catch guy and a left footed catch guy wanted to come out and make sets, without traps, but where I could see where the trap would have been, I can film my coyote to see which foot she leads with. I suspect it will depend how the set is made.

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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6660737
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Caught a big male today, in a pipe set.

Trap was offset to the left, caught by the right front. Just like every other one (except one) that I've caught this year.

Still scratching my head. confused

Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6681750
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I have started looking after this thread on the paws of the last two coyote I caught in dirt hole sets. So in terms of the last two, one was caught by the right front foot. The claws on the right front foot were longer and sharper than the claws on the left front foot, which were short and more rounded. The trap was placed "center" to the hole or where I thought the coyote would approach from. That coyote was on Friday. Then, yesterday I caught another coyote this time by the left front paw. The claws on the left paw were longer and sharper than the ones on the right paw, which had shorter, rounded paws. I thought at first that this indicated coyote handedness, as in the coyotes were standing with their non-dominant paw and working the dirt holes with their dominant paws. But then I got thinking. These coyotes were caught in foothold traps and were on frozen ground. So their free paw was scraping and making a catch circle on frozen ground for 12 to 30 hours. Could it be that the shorter claws is actually a result of being in a trap and the claws of the trapped paw not being able to work the frozen ground for up to 30 hours? Non of the claws were cracked or broken off, just worn.


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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6681946
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This is very interesting, as I have noticed a lot more right pawed catches than left, and have always wondered about it. This is for foxes and coyotes.

Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6682029
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To me, catching a coyote by one foot or the other doesn't mean he is right or left footed. Now if he pulls up to your set and scratches at the set or the attractor, that could mean him using a favored foot. When you walk up to something, it doesn't show favoritism of the foot, only when you start off or kick or scratch a something. If you offset your trap it doesn't mean anything as well, a lot of canines will not approach the set from straight out, but from one side or the other. In fact a large percentage will crawl up to the set many times.


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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6682034
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Well said Lee.


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Re: Are Canines Left Footed? [Re: yukonal] #6682098
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In all the years of shooting control when calling coyotes the vast majority that check up check up to my right, giving me their right side for the shot.
In the rough grounds with a near escape cut they turn that way. Many still turn to my right to look then a fast loop
180 to that escape route.
As they come in at me I favor their left side expecting that turn unless I shoot them straight up.
Don’t know if it means anything, I just figured maybe they push off better from their right front all things being equal.

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