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Tests results from a laboratory are needed before it's known whether this animal struck and killed by a vehicle near Montevideo is a timber wolf or a wolf-dog hybrid. The young male weighed 81 pounds. Submitted photo

Testing needed to determine species of animal hit on state highway near Montevideo

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MONTEVIDEO -- There are a lot of people crying wolf in Chippewa County, and they could be right.

An 81-pound canine killed in a collision with a motor vehicle on March 26 might be a timber wolf and is definitely not a coyote.

The young male animal certainly looks like a wolf, but only genetic tests can tell if it is a wolf or a wolf-dog hybrid, according to Dave Trauba, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manager of the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Area.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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