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Reward offered in red wolf death

Posted September 19, 2012

— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information about the death of a red wolf in Tyrrell County.

The wolf, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act, was found dead near Creswell on Sept. 4.

The unlawful taking of a red wolf could result in a one-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $100,000.

Anyone with information on the red wolf's death is asked to call 919-856-4786, 252-216-7504 or 252-216-8225.


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  • dontstopnow Sep 20, 2012

    Wow and to think we didnt PROTECT the dinosaurs. We could all be running for our lives and praying they don't catch up to us. Folks, there are a lot of animals that have gone extinct but the world is a better place without them. Since I don't know the circumstances around the killing of this wolf, I will not say if it is right or wrong. I can say, if one were to come onto my property and threaten my livestock, I would shoot it too. So who knows what really happened.

  • lfields2 Sep 20, 2012

    I wouldn't know the difference between an endangered wolf and a normal wolf! Lets not jomp to the conclusion that this person shot the wolf just for sport.

    This is why I said "KNOW YOUR TARGET".

  • halfpint1552 Sep 20, 2012

    Maybe the wolf was being a threat to someone and they shot it. I wouldn't know the difference between an endangered wolf and a normal wolf! Lets not jomp to the conclusion that this person shot the wolf just for sport.

  • aquamarine46 Sep 20, 2012

    I respect the fact that the red wolf is on the endangered list, however, I am having a hard time wrapping my head around a year in prison and/or a fine up to $100,000, when people causing deaths because of DUI's can get off with a little probation time. Can someone explain this to me?

  • wildpig777 Sep 20, 2012

    hey hans-- when you have a specis at the brink of extinction and you lose another animal thru blatant illegal killing --you tell me? you wana live in a sterile enviroment? maybe no tigers or orangs one day soon? maybe no whooping cranes-- i mean using your logic --whats the big deal? Hans -- i gotta say it -- you're exactly the type o person wildlife does not need for a "friend".

    yea i call it a serious crime-- any specis on the verge of extinction -- i call wanton killing a serious crime and further i hope the offender is caught an sent to jail-- for starters.

  • Hans Sep 20, 2012

    How about you take that $2,500 of our tax money (and all the rest you spend investigating this "serious" crime) and give it to a family in need or something?

  • piene2 Sep 20, 2012

    NRA Yahoo credo; "See an animal, shoot an animal." We have many beautiful animals that come to our back door but we must be very careful not to let others find out about them or they would end up shot.

  • Scubagirl Sep 20, 2012

    takes a real man to kill a protected & endangered species-NOT!

  • wildpig777 Sep 20, 2012

    no TRUE sportsman or hunter would do this- pure and simple. the offender will most likely live within 10 miles of the location of the dead wolf.. he'll prolly prove to be a member of the community known to many...

    a shame and a disgrace to try to eliminate a specis from off the face o the earth. find this mentally challenged person an throw the book at him.

  • AX MAN Sep 20, 2012

    I hope they find this person and give them the max !!!