Wolves in New Brunswick?
A wolf-like animal was shot in New Brunswick last week. Wolves are considered extinct in the Maritimes and one has not been observed in the province for over 100 years. Wolves were historically present in this area, however they were extirpated primarily due to competition with humans. The Eastern Coyote is common in the Atlantic region and tends to be larger than their western cousins. It has been proposed that the large size of these animals is partly due to past inter-breeding with wolves. DNA analysis is underway on the animal shot in New Brunswick to determine its species.
For the full news article, see: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/04/12/nb-wolf-shot-acadian-peninsula.html