Animals: Two Toes

By spreading a net around one end of a fallen hollow tree, hunters in Arkansas last week caught a 98-lb. timber wolf with only two toes on his right hind paw.

For ten years this wolf, called Two Toes because of mutilations suffered escaping from traps, had led his hungry pack through the forests of eastern Arkansas. The pack killed hundreds of sheep, goats, cows. Near the scattered bones enraged cattle owners always found the tracks of a huge, two-toed paw.

Trappers, hunters, government rangers tried constantly and unsuccessfully to kill Two Toes....

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