Source: Citizen-times.comBy Karen ChavezThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected poaching of a radio-collared red wolf that was found dead Sept. 30, east of Columbia, in Tyrrell County, N.C. A $2,500 reward is being offered.
The federally protected red wolf was found with an apparent gunshot wound. Based on body condition and field sign, the actual date of death is estimated to be Sept. 26.
This is the third red wolf death of 2014 resulting from a suspected gunshot. The previous two suspected gunshot deaths occurred in January and March.
A total of 10 wild red wolves were known to have died in 2014, including two struck and killed by vehicles, one died incidental to otherwise legal activities, one due to health reasons…
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