A woman is credited with shooting a husky skin she thought was a wolf

by: Eddie Bink, Nextstar Media

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(NEXSTAR) – A Montana woman has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say she shot a young husky, skinned it and posted pictures of herself with it online.

In late September, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office said it was reported that a few huskies and sheepdogs remained near Doris Creek in the Flathead National Forest. Several of them were found and taken in by animal control officers.

The sheriff’s office added that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks notified them that one of the dogs may have been shot.

During the investigation, authorities were able to identify the woman who told them she mistook the husky for a wolf. reports the local publication.

In a social media post that has since been deleted, it was retrieved TMZ, the woman boasted about killing a young wolf. In a separate post, she admitted she had made a mistake and said she believed it was a “hybrid wolf pup.” She added that the dog was aggressive and “came straight” at her.

In accordance with Associated Press, the woman was charged with a misdemeanor, not a felony, because authorities believe they can prove negligence but not intent. The woman pleaded not guilty last week.

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