The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has euthanized an old female wolf that had settled into a populated area near Jackson.

Wildlife managers trapped and euthanized a large white wolf this past week.

The Fish and Wildlife Service says the wolf had settled with another female wolf in the outskirts of Jackson over the past two months and had been reported by concerned citizens.

Fearing the wolves were starting to form a pack, officials decided to euthanize the older wolf.

The other wolf will be tracked by wildlife managers who hope it will eventually move out of the area on its own