Hunter Near Harrisburg Reports Shooting Arctic Wolf; is Doubted Here [Article in Kane Republican]


This article reports Dr. E. H. McCleery's disbelief of a recent news dispatch that a hunter shot an arctic wolf near Camp Hill, PA. Dr. McCleery denies that any wolves have escaped from either of his parks and believes the animal to have been a timber wolf or police dog. The "wolf" reportedly weighed over 100 pounds, had white fur, and was identified as a wolf by an employee of the Sate Game Commission. Partial text of the article is quoted below.


November 21, 1931

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1, 5


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Partial Text

"Exceedingly remarkable," ejaculated Dr. E. H. McCleery today when informed of an International News Service dispatch from Harrisburg that an arctic wolf had been shot by a hunter near there. He denied that any wolves had escaped from either of his packs at Kane or Coatesville.

Dr. McCleery has the only white arctic wolves in captivity and the nearest others are in the arctic region. He said it was virtually impossible for an arctic wolf to have been in the Harrisburg region. The animal must have been a timber wolf or police dog, he said.