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The timberwolf -- a Minnesota native

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The gray wolf is native to our area and still with us. We live with this mysterious creature, yet few of us ever get to see one. They're out there, all right, here in Becker County. In fact, Becker County and Detroit Lakes in particular has a wolf legend. In 1939, an old she wolf killed 139 sheep and 18 deer -- with two does having unborn fawns. These, along with an adult buck deer with antlers. Many of the sheep were left uneaten. It just killed the domestic critters.

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