We are just guest

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Federal wildlife officials are investigating the shooting death of an endangered red wolf in Hyde County.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Tom MacKenzie said Friday a recent necropsy shows the wolf found last November had died of a gunshot.

It’s generally illegal to shoot the wolves. Federal officials are offering a reward for information about this death.

Wildlife Service statistics show that 17 wolves died last year. The wild population is estimated to be 45 to 60 wolves.

The only wild population of the wolves is in eastern North Carolina.

The federal government has been studying whether to continue, modify or end the reintroduction program for the wolves.

The program’s future has prompted intense debate, including a lawsuit accusing the federal government of failing to protect the dwindling population.

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About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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2 Responses to We are just guest

  1. True words, every day another species becomes extinct or put on the endangered list. Here, hedgehogs are becoming rarer, although I’m pleased to say there is one living at the bottom of our garden

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  2. Patty says:

    I do not believe in a god, but; AMEN !

    Liked by 1 person

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