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Driver's Boast on Facebook: I Hit, Killed Wolves

Toby Bridges is campaigner against wolves
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2014 11:28 AM CDT
Driver's Boast on Facebook: I Hit, Killed Wolves
This undated file image provided by Yellowstone National Park in Montana shows a gray wolf in the wild.   (AP Photo/National Park Service, MacNeil Lyons, File)

(Newser) – A Montana driver has offered Facebook followers a graphic account of his encounter with a family of wolves—an account that suggests he purposely hit them with his car, the Great Falls Tribune reports. Fish, Wildlife, and Parks officials are "looking into" the situation, one says, though it's not clear if any action can be taken "with no other physical evidence." Toby Bridges runs an anti-wolf Facebook page called Lobo Watch, Opposing Views reports. In one post, he describes seeing two wolves pursuing an elk calf on the road. "I let off the brake and hit the accelerator," he writes. "I was going to save that calf."

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"Suddenly four young wolves shot right out in front of me," Bridges notes. "There was no time to hit the brakes (like I really would?) and I heard two distinct loud 'thumps.'" He goes on to offer a description of one dead wolf and another injured and "squalling"; he believes it died. "Two wolves out of the equation ... and it was all an accident. I love it when things go good," he writes. He also posted four pictures of dead wolves on a road, the Daily Mail notes (warning: graphic).

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