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October 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM
UPDATE, 1:48 P.M.:
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office says a wolf hybrid that escaped from its owner’s kennel Friday near Lacey and attacked his German shepherd has been tranquilized and returned to its kennel.
Lt. Greg Elwin said deputies were prepared to shoot the 140-pound animal if it got out of a neighbor’s fenced yard.
He said the owner used raw meat to lure it into a portable kennel. The wolf hybrid was trying to chew its way out of the portable kennel when a Fish and Wildlife agent arrived and shot it with a tranquilizer gun.
Elwin said the animal is legal because it’s a hybrid, although it was described as 98 percent wolf.
The German shepherd that was attacked is OK.
The Associated Press
LACEY — Thurston County deputies are trying to capture a domesticated wolf that escaped from a home and attacked a neighbor’s dog Friday morning near Lacey.
Lt. Greg Elwin says the wolf is confined in a backyard. Deputies are trying to snare it or lure it back into a kennel with food.
If the animal tries to leave the fenced yard, deputies are prepared to kill it.
Elwin described the animal as a hybrid that’s 98 percent wolf.
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