Man says he shot cow after mistaking it for coyote; authorities are skeptical By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A man says he shot and killed a neighbour's cow after mistaking it for a coyote. Authorities and the cow's owner are skeptical. The undersheriff in northern Michigan's Benzie County says he doesn't see how anyone could confuse a 635-kilogram, pregnant cow with a coyote, which typically weighs about 13 kilograms. Shooting coyotes is illegal during deer-shooting season and authorities asked the county prosecutor to bring charges. Undersheriff Rory Heckman says the 42-year-old man told authorities he was out to shoot coyotes near his home Saturday when he killed the cow and then tried to drag it home. The owner of the cow, DeAnn Mosher, says her husband thought that their neighbour should go through some therapy looking at repeated pictures of cows and coyotes, because they look nothing alike.