Death of Gray Wolves, Canis lupus, in Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum, Dens in Wisconsin

Adrian P. Wydeven, Sarah R. Boles, Ronald N. Schultz, Thomas Doolittle


Three Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) were found dead in porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) dens in northern Wisconsin between 1996-2000. Use of these dens appeared to be cases of shelter-seeking behavior by wolves suffering from sarcoptic mange.


Gray Wolf; Canis lupus; Porcupine; Erethizon dorsatum; den; sarcoptic mange

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