HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – A canine that looked similar to a wolf was spotted in Warrick County early Thursday morning. Warrick County Animal Control confirmed the wolf-like animal was struck and killed early this morning.

A representative with Warrick County Animal Control said they do not believe it was a wolf/dog hybrid, but likely a malamute husky mix.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a dog that looked similar to a wolf in the area of Boonville. Indiana DNR says because Indiana does not have resident wolves, it was likely a high-percentage wolf/dog hybrid that was someone’s escaped pet, especially given its apparent willingness to be close to cars and roads.