Black coyote spotted in rural Texas

Black coyote spotted in rural Texas

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A black coyote was seen in rural Texas just outside of Austin. 

After receiving several reports of the unique animal nearby, the Austin Animal Center installed cameras to catch a sighting and it took three months until the coyote was finally captured on camera on Oct. 15. 

"The black coat is thought to come from hybridization somewhere along the way with domestic dogs, but nobody knows how or why it arises," according to the Austin Animal Center.

The black coyote was spotted with five others, all of which were regular colors.
 

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