A Montana hunter has left people shocked and angry after proudly displaying the carcass of a dog she shot and skinned, mistaking it for a wolf cub on her hunting trip.
The woman, Amber Rose, announced her death on Facebook and shared a series of graphic images in which she was seen happily posing with the bloodied body of a dead dog.
The images, which have disturbed many on social media, show the skinned dog’s fur lying in a van.
“So this morning I went on a solo predator hunt for a fall black bear but got the opportunity to catch another predator cub 2022 was a great feeling texting my man and say that I had just smoked a wolf cub. #firstwolf #onelesspredatorMT,” she wrote in the post on Sunday.
It was only after her post went viral and sparked outrage among locals that the woman realized she was stalking a husky and not a wolf cub.
Several people on social media reacted in shock and disbelief, calling her out for going on a hunting trip when she was unable to tell the difference between a dog and a wolf. Many have demanded that she be prosecuted for killing and skinning a dog.
A Keene resident wrote on social media: “I feel terrible. Who is this #AmberRose and how long until this #DogKiller is arrested? I don’t hunt, but I can tell a Husky from a Wolf. Killing wolves is NOT a sport, but killing what might have been someone’s pet is a crime.
Another user slammed her for mistaking a dog for a wolf. “This woman should NEVER be allowed in the woods again. Charges must be laid. How the hell do you think it’s a wolf?!” said the user.
Following the furor, the woman posted a clarification on social media and admitted she had made a mistake, but claimed she would have shot her anyway as it was “coming for her”.
“I bought my wolf tag before going on a bear hunt in case I encountered a wolf in which I had just encountered what I thought was a hybrid during this time […] my safety was the top priority, this animal was snarling and howling and coming towards me like it was going to eat me,” she said.
She added: ‘Yes, I made a mistake because I thought it was a hybrid wolf cub,’ but said she was unaware that some dogs had been released into the wild and that she was not legally responsible.
“But I wasn’t aware that 19 dogs had been dropped 11 miles out in the desert anyway, yeah I would have shot him anyway because he was aggressive and coming straight at me! So if he please delete all your posts thinking I just shot and killed someone’s pet!” she said.
No action has yet been taken against the woman. But an investigation has been opened into the incident, according to a report by TMZ.
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