Feds Investigate Deaths Of 2 Red Wolves In Hyde County

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the deaths of two red wolves found in different parts of Hyde County.

The wildlife service says one wolf was found April 23 near Engelhard in the eastern part of Hyde County, and the second one was found four days later near Scranton, on the western side. Both wolves were wearing radio collars.

The wildlife service didn't say how the wolves died. The special agent investigating the case didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

The service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest or other penalties.

More than 100 red wolves live in five North Carolina counties. The wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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  • by rs Location: In. on Jul 12, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    Too Sad;I fight for the unborn and the animals.
  • by Gen. Sherman Location: DC on May 19, 2010 at 05:44 AM
    Disgusted: We the North defeated you rebels once and can easily do it again, or have you forgotten the Civil War?
  • by branding tree huggers Location: Columbia on May 10, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    Hey Johnboy, Most rural folks I have met N & S of the Mason/Dixon show the respect to themselves and those they judge to get some first hand info before judging. Next time you ride by the gathering place and see some white trucks, why not stop by and talk to whoever is there and see if they indeed are what it seems you have decided.
  • by too sad on May 10, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    It is a sad day for America when animals have more rights than unborn babies.
  • by Southerner Location: ENC on May 9, 2010 at 06:38 PM
    Excellent comment by "left wondering"!!! Obviously an intelligent, ethical hunter with a genuine interest in conservation - we need more like you! And "Anonymous" - I'm a born and bred Southerner! And you just keep making my point for me...very nice comment by "Earth" too!
  • by HYDE on May 9, 2010 at 06:24 AM
    WAY TO PUT IT JOHNBOY
  • by Jonathan Location: Plymouth on May 9, 2010 at 05:53 AM
    I find it gunny all of you have been caught up in a news story with very little facts and have blamed people for shooting them when the cause of death was never revealed? Maybe they were hit by a car,killed by another animal etc etc etc get the facts before slinging mud!
  • by Me Location: here on May 8, 2010 at 08:50 PM
    Protecting these animals is, as they say, "rearranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic." They may live for a few more generations, perhaps even another few centuries, but they (along with most other large wild mammals ) will probably go extinct sometime within the next millenium.
  • by V on May 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM
    I have not seen a red wolf here in columbia in about two years. But have seen two differenet black panthers in the past year.One on Newlands Road,and one on the refugee back of lake phelps,both in tyrell county.OOPS!Almost forgot, I saw another one in Windsor(bertie county)the first road on the left just passed the new high school like going towards ahoskie.
  • by left wondering? on May 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    first of let me say that i am a hunter! I am from the local region! I do not see a problem with the wolves. There is not a recorded attack of a healthy redwolf(like any aimal from house cat to deer,if infected with rabies they will attack, and you cant simply exterminate all animals due so). They have not had an impact on the other animal population, they are native to the area, and most of the one's so called "hurting crops" are usually coyotes mistakren as redwolves, in which the damage simply comes from them marking territory( yes peeing)! As i stated they were here before us, they are endangered! To all my other fellow "hunters" : Do you not ride around with Ducks Unlimited decals on your truck or a NWTF member or even a memeber of the NRA? all organizations donate to preserving wildlife and it's habitat, am i correct? Law of the land says only kill what you must consume! so i geuss those who kill these animals aren't true "hunters" or "sportsman" they're just delinquents with guns
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