The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the suspected illegal take of a radio-collared red wolf that was found dead earlier this fall. The federally protected red wolf was found with an apparent gunshot wound on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, east of Columbia, in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. Based on body condition and field sign, the actual date of death is estimated to be September 26, 2014. This is the third red wolf death of 2014 resulting from a suspected gunshot.
Learn more by reading the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service press release.