It?s not a sight you?d expect to see at Kalispell Middle School: a wolf running through the football field. Yet that?s exactly what one Kalispell witness filmed using a camera phone.
Sheriff?s deputies, Kalispell Police and FWP officials searched for a wolf in Kalispell on Saturday after receiving several calls reporting sightings. FWP officials were able to confirm that the animal was a wolf after reviewing dash-cam footage.
FWP Biologist Erik Wenum said the animal is wearing a radio collar, but that it might not be working. He also said the wolf could have traveled from as far away as Canada.
According to Wenum, FWP officials are scanning radio frequencies as calls come in, but the wolf?s collar might have malfunctioned or run out of battery life.
Wenum said the last sighting on Saturday occurred near the Farm to Market and Pine Road intersection, and that the wolf was heading west. Wenum said FWP also responded to a call at about 8:30 am on Sunday morning near the Farm to Market and Four Mile Drive intersection, but only found coyote tracks.