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Probe Into Wolf-Dogs In Southeastern CT

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NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut environmental conservation police are investigating reports about hybrid wolf-dogs attacking people and animals in the southeastern part of the state.

The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1jqfhXw ) that police have been alerted to the possible presence of one or more wolf-dogs around Long Pond in North Stonington and Ledyard.

The hybrids reportedly have attacked at least two horses, bitten a bicyclist and threatened a local resident, who shot one to death.

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials say wolf-dog hybrids are dangerous and it’s illegal to own them in Connecticut.

The man who shot one of the wolf-dogs says three large, white canines without collars surrounded him outside his horse barn last month.

He says testing on the animal he killed showed it was a wolf-dog hybrid.

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