Wolves in Saline County, Missouri?

(from marshallnews.com) - John Daughtry has been hunting for more than 40 years. He's seen his share of coyotes, has run across a mountain lion or two, and has owned hunting dogs.

But he said he's never seen critters like the two that came loping up a fence row 30 to 40 yards from his deer stand about two weeks ago -- except in magazine articles and television shows about wolves.

Daughtry was bow hunting on land owned by Saline County farmer Velma Bacon near the intersection of county roads 206 and 215 when he saw the pair of animals trot past.

He quickly called his wife, who was in their pickup truck parked in a lane on the other side of a wooded area to make sure she was inside the truck.

"I said, 'There's some wolves coming toward you,' and she thought I was crazy," he said. "She said, 'There aren't wolves in Missouri.'

"A few minutes later she said, 'Those are timber wolves!'" Continued...


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