Massachusetts “wolf” of last October was indeed a wolf

First wolf found in Mass. in 160 years. By Beth Daley, Boston Globe Staff

Update: Here is a more detailed story. Boston Globe. 

Animal killed in western Mass. may be state’s first wolf, officials say

Animal killed in western Mass. may be state’s first wolf, officials say. By The Patriot Ledger. GateHouse News Service.

It might have been a wolf or a hybrid. If a wolf, it might have been a released pet. That’s what they are now saying about the Vermont canid shot a year ago and turned out to be a wolf. It was probably a pet.

I wouldn’t be too quick to believe that, given their strong incentive to hope these are not wild wolves.