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Romeo, a black wolf without a pack, rests in the snow near Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau on March 15, 2008. Romeo baffles biologists and naturalists with his refusal to find a pack or a mate, choosing instead to return each winter, clearly at ease with humans walking within a few hundred yards. Known as an Alexander Archipelago species of gray or timber wolf, Romeo is as much a part of winter in Juneau as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
JUNEAU -- Juneau residents are wondering if a black wolf killed last fall is Romeo -- an unusually sociable black wolf that disappeared last September. Alaska State Troopers say 46-year-old Jeffrey Peacock of Lebanon, Pa., and 40-year-old Park Myers of Juneau are charged with the unlawful taking of big game animals.
Troopers say they found the wolf's hide in their investigation. Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says they do not know if it is Romeo.
Troopers say the men also were found to be operating an unlawful bear bait site north of Juneau along the road system.
Peacock's bail was set at $10,000. Myers' bail was set at $2,500.
Lt. Steve Hall with the troopers says the black wolf's pelt was sealed last fall. Romeo was last seen on Sept. 18.
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