German hikers find a wolf in lost alsatian puppy’s clothing

From The Times in the UK:

When a group of hikers thought they had found a lost alsatian puppy lying injured, emaciated and dirty by a forest path in western Germany, they took it home and shampooed it. Yet when they looked again at the freshly scrubbed animal, doubts arose and they contacted a hunter, who told them they had in fact found a wolf, just a few weeks old.

A vet was called, who treated the pup’s injured ear, and the regional wildlife authority told him to release it at a spot where a wildlife camera had photographed a recently suckled she-wolf.

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