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Mysterious werewolf-like creature killed in Montana has wildlife experts shook

Denton Canid body Mysterious werewolf-like creature killed in Montana has wildlife experts shook
Theresa Hayes | 28 May, 2018, 19:46

The beast had oddly long gray fur, oversized claws and an extra-large head - but its ears are too big and its legs are too short to be a common wolf or dog, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials.

Montana's Fish, Wildlife, and Parks department reports that on May 16th, a rancher observed the animal approach his livestock; at which point, he shot and killed it.

The young female canid, originally reported to be a wolf, was shot by the rancher near the town of Denton on May 16 after it was seen in a pasture near livestock.

The rancher reported that he killed a wolf but wolf specialists looked at photos of the animal and doubted it was a purebred wolf, ABCFoxMontana reported.

Bruce Auchly, information manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said: "We have no idea what this was until we get a DNA report back". A spokesperson said the leading theory is that the animal is a wolf-dog hybrid.

"All of which means it may be awhile (possibly weeks or months) before anyone really knows what the animal near Denton really was". With long grayish fur, a large head and an extended snout, the animal shared numerous same characteristics as a wolf; but its ears were too large, it's legs and body too short, its fur uncharacteristic of that common to a wolf. Montana FWP announced on Friday that it had collected genetic samples from the creature and sent them off for testing to determine exactly what the animal is.

Denton Canid head

After the dogman stepped over the poster's fence, "I heard it yip and bark while on the other side, which was prairie, with a butte and then forest". These are just facts.

HuffPost asked Zardulu via Twitter if she had anything to do with the wolflike animal in Montana.

'First off (dire wolf) was a song by the Grateful Dead from 1971, ' he said of the mythical creature. In some states, hybrids are classified as wild animals and owners are required to possess the same type of permits and caging as for a wolf. "Number two, it's a prehistoric animal, like mastodons and saber toothed tigers; so it doesn't exist".

"One was out somewhere in eastern central Montana killing sheep like insane".

However, on closer inspection it became unclear what species it was, prompting state wildlife officials to take DNA samples.