When you see something rare -- Lady Gaga; the blue-footed booby -- it’s customary not to shoot it. Unless you’re the dickish hunter who shot the first endangered gray wolf to appear in Kentucky in 150 years:
The first documented free-ranging wolf in Kentucky’s modern history was shot and killed by an unsuspecting hunter, state wildlife officials have announced.
The hunter, 31-year-old James Troyer, killed the wolf back in March, but the Department of Agriculture only recently confirmed it was indeed a federally endangered gray wolf, not a German Shepherd like officials originally thought.
“I was like -- wow -- that thing was big!” [Troyer] recalled. “It looked like a wolf, but who is going to believe I shot a wolf?”