Illinois outdoors: Grundy wolf confirmed

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The animal found dead near Morris in Grundy County on Feb. 13 has been confirmed as a wolf. (Photo courtesy of the Illinois Conservation Police.)

Here is the word from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed the identification of a grey wolf found dead north of Interstate 80 in Grundy County on Feb. 13. The wolf was determined to be from the Great Lakes Population. The wolf, a female, likely died after being hit by a vehicle. The complete report from USFWS will be forthcoming in a few weeks.

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