FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The National Park Service says it spent almost $4,000 chasing down a wolf in Denali National Park to remove a cable snare from its neck.
Public affairs officer Kris Fister says the agency intervened because the wolf's injury was caused by a human.
The wolf was 1 of 2 that probably was snared on state land outside the 6-million acre federal park and preserve. The two wolves escaped with the cables still tight around their necks.
Biologists' attempts to capture the wolf were unsuccessful until last week. The wolf was spotted near the Denali Park Road.
The park service mobilized a team to find and capture the wolf the next day using a helicopter and a spotter plane.
Information from: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com