When a Montana farmer spotted a mysterious creature approaching his land, he shot it before it could advance any further. And it’s little wonder that he acted in this way, as at first glance the animal appeared to be wolf-like. Yet when experts arrived at the farm, they were left completely dumbfounded.
In May 2018 a rancher saw a fearsome-looking animal approaching his livestock near Denton, Montana. And, quite possibly making matters worse, the beast in question was unidentifiable. While it looked like a wolf, the creature’s larger-than-normal ears and short legs appeared to make such an identification unlikely.
Yet although the rancher didn’t know what species the predator belonged to, he wasn’t about to take any chances. So, when it advanced within a few hundred yards of his animals, he shot the intruder dead. And while the creature hadn’t actually caused any harm to his livestock, by law the farmer still had every right to kill it.