Mysterious wolf-like creature shot and killed in Montana

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However, once Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees arrived to the scene, they noted the female animal had several important differences compared to a wolf.

A "wolf-like" creature shot dead on a property in Montana in the USA has baffled wildlife experts and people are jumping to conclusions.

The rancher, who was first to encounter the animal, originally thought it was wolf, however, specialists have taken a look at the photos and do not believe that to be true.

"Several things grabbed my attention when I saw the pictures", Ty Smucker, a wolf management specialist at MFWP told the Great Falls Tribune (GFT).

"We have no idea what it was until we get a report on your DNA" - say the staff of the office.

After inspecting the creature, they said they doubt it's a wolf as its teeth were too short, front paws abnormally small and claws too large.

Some social media users suggested the creature was a Dogman - a mythical wolf-like predator said to roam the forests of North America.

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.

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.

'It was near a rancher's place, it was shot, and our game wardens went to investigate.

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. Finally, we caught it and it turned out to be a hybrid".

The wolf-like animal had a long grayish fur, a large head and extended snout. These are just facts.

'I know; I listened to it many times. "Number two, it's a prehistoric animal, like mastodons and saber-toothed tigers; so it doesn't exist", a spokesman for the agency, Bruce Auchly, said.

Auchly, with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, doesn't put much stock in that theory.

The carcass has been sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Laboratory in Ashland, Oreg. and the state department's lab in Bozeman.

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