Gray Wolf Sighting in Siskiyou County

Aug 3, 2015 9:57 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

State wildlife officials say they believe a gray wolf has been roaming the wilds of Northern California.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife shared an image Monday one of several cameras set up in Siskiyou County.

It shows what's believed to be a wolf but that DNA testing on feces collected in the area was inconclusive.

Officials say they set up remote trail cameras after receiving reports earlier this year of a large, dark-colored "canid", an animal from the family that includes wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals and dogs.

State biologists believe the lone animal is a gray wolf based on the images and tracks found by biologists in June.

If they confirm the animal is a gray wolf, it would be the first time in more than a year that a wolf has been sighted in California.


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