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Gray Wolf 'OR7' Confirmed In Shasta County

By Mike Mangas
Published On: Jan 05 2012 06:51:22 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 06 2012 01:12:55 AM CST

A gray wolf has been confirmed in Shasta County. Depends on who you talk to, but there hasn't been a wolf in California in many years.

A trail camera got a picture of the wolf in Southern Oregon in mid November. It's officially called "OR7" but has been nicknamed "Journey."

It's generating a lot of excitement and not all of it good. In fact some people want the endangered critter shot on sight.

KRCR spoke with a state fish and game wildlife expert this afternoon. We'll hear from her tonight on KRCR News Channel 7 at 6:30 p.m.

We'd like to know what you think. Should the wolf be killed, tranquilized and taken elsewhere, or left to roam free?

Use the comments below to share your thoughts.