On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The boats fight a strong headwind making only seven miles up the Missouri. They pass a large island with many cedar trees near present Chamberlain, South Dakota. Clark explains their identification of foxes, coyotes, and wolves.
From the journals...
I Killed a prarie wolf to day about the Sise of a Gray fox with a bushey tail the head and ears like a Fox wolf, and barks like a Small Dog— The annimale which we have taken for the Fox is this wolf, we have seen no Foxes.
Coyote, Canis latrans
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September 18th Tuesday 1804
The large wolves are verry numourous, they are of a light Colr. large & has long hair with Corrs fur.
Gray wolf, Canis lupus
Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.