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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2018, 11:22:57 PM »
Last I heard was MT sent it off for DNA testing because they didn't know what it was.
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2018, 11:26:29 PM »
Thank God it was shot in Mt, WDFW would already have the rancher in solitary in Walla Walla if it happened here
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2018, 06:42:11 AM »
It's a Wolf with it's ears frostbit, seen a few Horses from Montana with the same ears.

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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2018, 09:37:59 AM »
It's a Wolf with it's ears frostbit, seen a few Horses from Montana with the same ears.


 :tup:, I remember back in "68" in the Methow, a lot of horses, other livestock and even pets came out of that flash freeze with ears looking like that,(the ones that survived anyway) I,ll be darned, I didn't even remember that until you brought it up. Good call!
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2018, 12:11:55 PM »
I'm thinking this will come out wolf hound as in the dogs that were used to kill wolves.

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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2018, 12:41:04 PM »
I'm thinking this will come out wolf hound as in the dogs that were used to kill wolves.

You could be right

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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2018, 01:40:40 PM »
I'm thinking this will come out wolf hound as in the dogs that were used to kill wolves.

You could be right

It does look similar.

I'm imagining a rancher had a big bad wolf hound sent out to kill wolves, but on at least one occasion the wolf hound had other ideas on his mind. :dunno:
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2018, 01:44:58 PM »
I'm imagining a rancher had a big bad wolf hound sent out to kill wolves, but on at least one occasion the wolf hound had other ideas on his mind. :dunno:

No news source is reporting that the animal shot was doing anything of the sort

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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2018, 08:16:24 AM »
It's dead alright. But you broke the number one rule: Shoot, Shovel, & Shut up.
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2018, 08:41:56 AM »
I'm imagining a rancher had a big bad wolf hound sent out to kill wolves, but on at least one occasion the wolf hound had other ideas on his mind. :dunno:

No news source is reporting that the animal shot was doing anything of the sort

I think he's suggesting it's a wolfhound/wolf hybrid. Could be.
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2018, 08:55:08 AM »
I'm imagining a rancher had a big bad wolf hound sent out to kill wolves, but on at least one occasion the wolf hound had other ideas on his mind. :dunno:

No news source is reporting that the animal shot was doing anything of the sort

I think he's suggesting it's a wolfhound/wolf hybrid. Could be.

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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2018, 01:58:55 PM »
That's a grizzly cub," one commentator wrote. "Under a year and starving from the look."

 :yeah: :chuckle: Cmon really?? I'm guessing some wild purebred dog/wolf mutt.

I don't know who the guy is that wrote this article, but it looks like he perused the internet for the stupidest ideas first... :chuckle:
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2018, 10:06:17 AM »
http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishAndWildlife/nr_1108.html

DNA results show mysterious canine is a wolf

Fish & Wildlife
Monday, June 18, 2018

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.

DNA from the animal, which was shot legally by a rancher near Denton on May 16, was tested at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forensic laboratory in Ashland, Ore. The lab compared the animalís DNA with thousands of other DNA samples from wolves, coyotes and dogs. The conclusion was clear Ė this animal is a gray wolf from the northern Rocky Mountains.

Confusion about the animal might be due to the condition of the animal and the photos, which seemed to show short legs and big ears. Inspection of the animal at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife health lab in Bozeman revealed a relatively normal looking, dark brown wolf.

Physical variations arenít unusual for animals, said Mary Curtis, geneticist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

ďWithin species there can be variability thatís not surprising at all,Ē Curtis said.

The wolf was a non-lactating female, which means she didnít have a litter of pups. However, any unique physical features she has might also appear in her siblings or parents and may continue to be passed along by others in her family. The wolf measured 45 inches from the tip of the nose to the rump and weighed 84.5 pounds. Itís estimated that the wolf was between 2 and 3 years old.

Wolves are fairly common in Montana. According to the 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program Annual Report, population estimates suggest there are approximately 900 wolves in Montana. This marks the 13th consecutive year that Montana has far exceeded wolf recovery goals.

Property owners in Montana have broad legal authority to shoot wolves they feel might be a threat to their livestock, as was the case with this wolf near Denton.
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2018, 10:32:50 AM »
This can't be right Dale...  It had big ears and short legs.  I have never seen humans with big ears or short legs.  We ALL look exactly the same.  Why would wolves be any different?   :chuckle: :chuckle:

Pretty sure it's a grizzly bear... :rolleyes:
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Re: MT not sure if this is a wolf or what is it?
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2018, 10:32:58 AM »
Probably a disteval victim.