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Reward offered in third red wolf death

Posted November 9, 2012

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

The red wolf, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act, was found shot dead north of Creswell on Nov. 2. This is the third red wolf found dead recently.

The unlawful taking of a red wolf is punishable by one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Anyone with information on the death of any of the red wolves is asked to call 919-856-4786, 252-216-7504 or 252-216-8225.

 

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  • emaleth Nov 9, 2012

    Vicious predator like wolves? They are part of a naturally functioning ecosystem. They have a place in this world and have a role to fill. Think of what some of their natural prey is. Hint - we have plenty of them in Wake county, and they have 4 legs and a white tail.

  • veyor Nov 9, 2012

    You have to be in an ivory tower so tall that you are oxygen deprived to introduce a vicious predator like wolves. We have little boys and girls that are totally removed from reality running the place.

  • rocket Nov 9, 2012

    "How lame. Eat the dead wolf and then I'll agree with you."

    You missed the point.

  • feistyredhead2001 Nov 9, 2012

    I am in full agreement, if its some animal or my son.... the animal or human is going down ! But now a days ( since we all don't live in a little house on the prairie )... children are at home, in bed getting ready for school or work. So really... dont use protection as an excuse to just hunt what ever!

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 9, 2012

    So teaching them that your family's survival and well being is important ...is lame ...wow!

  • cucamelsmd15 Nov 9, 2012

    "Just stop shooting everything...one day the very guns that shoot these animals will accidentally take a human life." jscott13

    Well, thats good to know. Thank you for informing me of that, fine fellow. Ill be sure to let my guns at home know that someday they will accidentally take a human life because someone on the internet says so.

  • jhmitchell Nov 9, 2012

    "I understand that the wolf in general and the fox may be attacking your cattle, chickens, even family pets.... but if you know an animal is an endangered Species and yu still take its life, then what are you telling the children of our future?"

    Hmmm. Let's see. Maybe you are teaching them that your family's survival and well being is more important than an animal given a label by the feds?

    +1 ++

  • ripetomatoes Nov 9, 2012

    Hmmm. Let's see. Maybe you are teaching them that your family's survival and well being is more important than an animal given a label by the feds?rocket

    How lame.
    Eat the dead wolf and then I'll agree with you.

  • OleNCNative Nov 9, 2012

    The wildlife commission needs to stop allowing hunting of coyote in red wolf recovery areas.
    notyou

    Bingo. People aren't out there shooting red wolves... they think they're shooting coyotes. You can't tell a difference between the two until their already dead.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Nov 9, 2012

    "I understand that the wolf in general and the fox may be attacking your cattle, chickens, even family pets.... but if you know an animal is an endangered Species and yu still take its life, then what are you telling the children of our future?"

    Hmmm. Let's see. Maybe you are teaching them that your family's survival and well being is more important than an animal given a label by the feds?

    +1

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