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DNA Test Confirms Identity of Wolf that Bit Teen

posted Sep 28, 2013, 11:39 AM by chloe owens

9/26/13, International Wolf Center

DNA test confirms identity of wolf that bit teen

DNA tests confirm that the male gray wolf trapped and killed August 26 in the West Winnie Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish is the wolf that bit a 16-year-ole male on Aug. 24…necropsy results support the possibility that its facial deformity, dental abnormalities and brain damage predisposed it to be less wary of people and human activities than what is normally observed in healthy wild wolves and also affected its ability to effectively capture wild prey…Attacks of wild wolves on humans are rare.  This was Minnesota’s first documented wild wolf attack on a human that resulted in a significant injury