Wolf found near Morris Illinois

Wolf found near Morris Illinois
This animal, suspected of being a wolf, was found dead just outside the town of Morris Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Recources reported that an animal that resembles the likeness of a Wolf was found dead recently near Morris, Illinois.

I've learned from Chris Young of the IL DNR that the animal was found on Friday, February 13th just off Nettle School Road north of Interstate 80 in Grundy County.  It measures 43 inches long.  (see photo)

Although it has not been positively identified as a full blooded wolf, the animal carcass which is in the possession of IL DNR biologists will go under genetic testing with the assistance of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Upon completion of a necropsy, they'll also be able to determine that animal's cause of death.

Is it possible that this animal is a real wolf and that it could have wandered here to Illinois from northern parts of this country where wolves inhabit?  Is it a real wolf?   Nothing is inpossible.   As I learn more from the IL DNR, I'll keep you posted.

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