Wolf captured accidentally in Blue Mountains

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ELGIN, Ore. — A young gray wolf has been captured in an area of northeastern Oregon's Blue Mountains where wolves weren't known to be living.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Michelle Dennehy says it wasn't immediately known if the 85-pound yearling male wolf belongs to one of three nearby packs or represents new wolf activity. Federal wildlife workers fitted him with a radio collar that may provide some answers.

The wolf was captured Thursday north of the town of Elgin.

The East Oregonian says the wolf was captured incidentally in a trap set for cougar that historically have attacked sheep in the area.

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