Thursday, March 06, 2008

A Wolf in Massachusetts

A healthy adult gray wolf weghing 39kg has been killed in Massachusetts after using a local sheep farm as a buffet. The animal is the first confirmed wild wolf in all of New England since a specimen killed in Maine in 1993. It has been 167 years since a confirmed wild specimen was taken in this state. Biologists presume the animal came down from Canada, although the length of its migration is very surprising. Some experts think Canadian wolves are slowly infiltrating the northeastern US, and there are other individuals humans have either not seen or misidentified. There have been reported wolf sightings in most of the New England states, although so far they have been rare and scattered.

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