Monday, July 18th 2011, the Associated Press reports that the police in New Philadelphia Ohio are warning residents to keep children, pets and food indoors due to the possible sighting of a wolf in the area. It is said to look like a "large, silver dog".
This is the same area of Ohio where people have reported seeing a possible mountain lion.
There are reports that the 'wolf' has killed ducks and deer fawn.
The Tuscarawas County Warden believes the animal may be a wolf/dog hybrid, and as usual, the authorities claim it may have been a pet.
In neighboring Canton Ohio on July 6th, authorities closed the 68-acre Fairhope Nature Preserve because of safety concerns from two reports of a 'mountain lion' on July 4th. Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati
On July 14th in Tuscarawas County, someone reported that a skinny, malnourished 'mountain lion' had attacked a duck. And on that same day, road workers reported seeing a 'mountain lion'. Canton Rep.com
The Tuscarawas County Warden believes the animal may be a wolf/dog hybrid, and as usual, the authorities claim these animals may have been pets.
With so many sightings of mystery canines and felines, one wonders if these are the same sightings of a single animal?
My own wolf sighting in northern Ohio . . .
Ohio Mystery Canine. A Wolf in the Buckeye State?
Recent Big Cat sightings in Ohio . . .
Search for Mountain Lion in Canton Ohio
Mountain Lion Scare Closes Ohio Park, June 6th 2011
Confirmed Black 'Leopard' Sightings in Ohio
Duck killed by Mountain Lion in Canton Ohio?