Dad Sets Up Security Camera, Captures Rare Black Coyote–Wolf Hybrid In Family’s Backyard

Every once in a while, a security camera will capture something truly amazing. For one Hendersonville, North Carolina, couple, their backyard surveillance footage did just that.

Tom Brass and his wife Charlotte live in a heavily wooded area. Tom had placed a camera near the ground surrounded by brush, leaves, trees, and dirt, probably hoping it would be inconspicuous to the naked eye. According to Mountain Xpress, he captures “400 videos per week of nearly a dozen species of wildlife right in his backyard.”

Little did Tom and Charlotte know, they were about to discover a rare animal roaming around right on their own property.

- Jess Butler, Little Things