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Reports of wolf-dog attacks in Connecticut

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A hybrid wolf-dog found in Brooklyn, NYC in 2011. A hybrid wolf-dog found in Brooklyn, NYC in 2011.

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut environmental conservation police are investigating reports about hybrid wolf-dogs attacking people and animals in the southeastern part of the state.

The Day of New London reports that police have been alerted to the possible presence of one or more wolf-dogs around Long Pond in North Stonington and Ledyard. The hybrids reportedly have attacked at least two horses, bitten a bicyclist and threatened a local resident, who shot one to death.

State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials say wolf-dog hybrids are dangerous and it's illegal to own them in Connecticut.

The man who shot one of the wolf-dogs says three large, white canines without collars surrounded him outside his horse barn last month. He says testing on the animal he killed showed it was a wolf-dog hybrid.

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