FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Wolves are on the loose in Franklin County, and the Missouri Department of Conservation wants you to be on the lookout.
The two gray (timber) wolves are between 100-and-150 pounds, the breeder who raised them has a class 2 wildlife license; which allows the breeder to raise the wolves but they got out of their cage at a residence in the 800 block of Moon Light Trail near Robertsville. A witness spotted the two wolves Sunday night and the breeder has been looking for them ever since.
I spoke with the Missouri Department of Conservation and they told me that these wolves have been held captive, so they will be skittish around people. The department isn't sure how they will behave when they get hungry, but said the breeder may have been feeding them some sort of dog food.
If you do spot these wolves, keep your distance and give the Missouri Department of conservation a call at 636-441-4554 or the Franklin County Sherriff’s Department at 636-583-2560.