September 22, 2023

Wolf Shot in New Brunswick, Canada Was a Wild Mixed Species

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DNA testing has shown that a wolf killed nearly a year ago was a wild creature of mixed wolf species, i.e. grey and eastern. Officials assume the animal was wandering into New Brunswick from northern Quebec. Unfortunately a CBC News article states that the wolf had tapeworms.

“It had a few tape worms in it as well that indicate it had been feeding in the wild for a while, so it was in good shape.”

Very little being said and no way to know what kind of tapeworms, I’m not so sure I would be confessing that “it was in good shape.” Some kinds of tapeworms can be detrimental to wild ungulates, i.e. deer, moose, caribou, etc. and lethal to humans.