A unusual creature, like a wolf shot in Montana

Mysterious ‘werewolf’ killed in Montana

Mysterious ‘werewolf’ killed in Montana

The odd discovery was made May 16 by a man who shot the canine because it tried to chow down on his livestock in the tiny town of Denton, officials said in a press release. That would not be unusual in the area.

Wildlife authorities in Montana aren't quite sure what they have on their hands. Researchers and U.S. authorities are struggling to answer this question. "He shot it and reported it as required by law".

Inspecting photos of the animal, Fish, Wildlife and Parks' wolf specialists doubted it was a purebred wolf, as the canine teeth were too short, the front paws too small and the front paw claws too long.

"We have no idea what it was", Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Bruce Auchly said.

At present, it is only clear that it is a young female specimen that probably belongs to the Canidae family. "Whether it's a wolf or a dog chasing cows, or a dog that looks like a wolf; in Montana on private land, property owners and livestock producers have every right to shoot a wolf".

Mr Smucker said: "If you have a wolfdog hybrid it's supposed to have a tattoo on a lip, and it's supposed to be registered with the state". Experts expect the first answers from the lab over the next week.


This is certainly a story that's going to have conspiracy theorists talking. Until scientists can clear up the curious case, the mystery of the "creature of Montana" will continue cheerfully. These are just facts.

The US state of Montana is well-known for its wilderness and wildlife, but even its animal experts are unable to determine the species of the canine recently killed near the central town of Denton. The whole animal was sent to our lab in Bozeman.

According to the department's official Grey Wolf Conservation and Management Report, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks works collaboratively with the federal Wildlife Services to eliminate (kill) Montana wolves with a documented history of livestock depredations.

Until then, officials have no way of knowing what the animal is, but Smucker thinks it is some kind of wolf-dog hybrid, which is not uncommon.

A DNA sample was sent for testing, with a spokesperson admitting there was little chance of any consensus on the animal's origin until they came back.

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