Originally Posted by Coy Franks
That's a shame. If it was sarcoptic mange it probably would have ended up being fatal. Ten years ago our coyotes started getting it and we quit shooting the infected ones so they would infect the others. It almost wiped them out. They are just now starting to recover but the last few months I've noticed several that still had it. The mites literally suck the blood out of them and their immune system crashes.
We did not know this particular wolf had mange.
I am not sure of the type of mange but she was fat! We kill the mange infested wolves because they are tough as hell and take a long time to die from mange, if they even do all die. I figure they have to kill something to stay alive and we need elk and deer numbers to rebound. We watched a nasty naked one last year thinking it would die and it just kept killing deer. Once the season is over I will post all our dead wolf pictures and stories. I do not want to send this thread off track, because it needs to stay on topic and start a world wide frenzy for everyone in the world to own wolf hide chinks!