Authorities in Connecticut are investigating reports pertaining to the potential presence of wolf-dog hybrids.
Authorities in Connecticut are investigating reports pertaining to the potential presence of several wolf-dog hybrids. According to numerous residents, the animals have already attacked two horses and bitten a cyclist.
One local claimed he was approached by three of the animals so he called a neighbor for help. A shotgun was brought over to the man and he used it to shoot and kill one of the hybrids.
Samples of the dead creature were later examined and helped to positively label the animal as a wolf-dog hybrid. The male who killed the animal claimed to have witnessed three more of the white hybrids at the end of his driveway a month after the shooting.
While it remains unknown if the remaining, living creatures are wolf-dog hybrids, similar appearing creatures have been spotted near a boat launch and popular hiking spots.
Local residents are apprehensive about the possible sightings. The animals are not only illegal to own, but they also pose a serious danger.
They reportedly have a strong sense of territory with no fear of humans like a regular wolf. Also, the hybrids can’t be vaccinated against rabies.
Said a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection spokesperson ‘This seems to raise issues of concern, and of course timeliness is important. The EnCon officers will take any appropriate actions.’