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. 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.