Inside the Bitter Debate Over How to Manage Wolves in Wisconsin


Late last January, when the short days were made to feel shorter by the muted-gray skies of a pandemic winter, a spark of intrigue ignited across Bay View social media. Over the course of several days, images of a large canid began circulating online. The animal, which looked to weigh around 100 pounds with a long bushy tail, pointed snout and a fur coat that was a marbled blend of gray, black and white, was spotted in several locations around the Bay View neighborhood. One Instagram post by furniture resale shop Ormson Supply showed the creature standing on the sidewalk against an otherwise quiet streetscape colored by freshly fallen snow with cars parked in nearby lots. The caption: “@badmoonsaloon caught this wolf outside our shop. The Norse gods are watching us.”

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