An odd canid of some kind was shot and killed on a ranch in Montana and its unique appearance has left experts baffled as to its true nature. The mysterious creature was taken down on May 16th in the town of Denton when a rancher spotted the beast venturing perilously close to his livestock. The impromptu monster hunter subsequently did his due diligence by phoning the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks to report the unexpected event.
Officials with the department soon arrived and realized that they had something of a mystery on their hands as the creature's appearance didn't quite conform to one specific animal. Although its head and snout resembled a wolf, which is what the rancher had originally reported, there were other parts of the animal that raised questions about that assessment. Specifically, irregularities with size of the creature's canine teeth, ears, and paws, which were either too small or too big from what one might expect from a wolf.
More on this strange story at the Coast to Coast AM website.