An individual in Colorado could also be feeling sheepish after reporting seeing wolves that authorities now say had been really Saint Bernard canines.
The sheriff’s workplace famous that the gap, together with the “lighting and shadows,” are what led the person to imagine the animals had been wolves. But there was a decidedly extra floppy-eared rationalization.
“Based on information the Sheriff has received, it is believed that the sighting was actually a group of large-breed St. Bernard dogs that live in the area and have a documented history of escaping their enclosure in the area,” the discharge mentioned.
The canines’ proprietor additionally “confirmed the five dogs were running loose” on the similar time the “wolf” sighting occurred.
The roving slobberers are hardly solely the home pets to have been mistaken for wildlife. Fluffy canines have beforehand impressed stories of lions on the free in Virginia and Spain. And a girl in California with a Maine coon cat named Spock informed HuffPost in 2016 that a number of folks had knocked on her door as a result of they had been involved that she was harboring a bobcat.