Death of an Unknown Montana Furry…


A rancher recently shot and killed an unknown wolf-like animal on his property near the town of Denton, Montana.  The animal was a young canid female, although it did not fit the profile of either a wolf or a domestic dog.  The presently unidentified canine differs from a wolf in having longer claws, shorter canine teeth, large ears, short legs, and unusual fur.

No, it’s not a dire wolf!  Some animal experts have suggested that the creature could be a wolf-dog hybrid.  The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department has sent DNA samples out for testing at an Oregon Lab, but it could be weeks to months before the results come back…

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5 Comments on “Death of an Unknown Montana Furry…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Personally, the way the corpse is laid out in the photo, it looks more like a half-starved grizzly bear. Wouldn’t it be something if it turned out to be the first grizzly/black bear hybrid to occur in the wild! I mean, there was a time when it was considered next-to-impossible for polar bears to ever mate with Alaskan grizzlies.

    But, that time ended when some Inuit hunter bagged one such “pizzly” (aka “grolar”) bear in the sub-Arctic wilds of Canada.


  2. carycomic Says:

    My bad! That unusual trophy animal was bagged by a Native Alaskan. I double-checked your article on “yeti bears” from five years earlier to be sure.


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