“It would be an animal not to be approached..”

I was going to say that if you live near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, it might be an idea to keep the cat/dog inside tonight. But the owner of the wolf “at large” contacted the police last Wednesday to tell them it was missing. So it could be anywhere. But to complete the quote in the title, from David Wilson of the USPCA, “it is unlikely the public will come upon it as wolves are secretive by nature”. And I’d agree with the quote from Professor Ian Montgomery of Queen’s University’s School of Biological Sciences in the BBC report

Professor Ian Montgomery of Queen’s University’s School of Biological Sciences said there were “no circumstances” in which the public should be licensed to keep animals like wolves as pets. “They should be discouraged from doing that,” he said. “There should be no keeping of exotic large animals like this. “They are not in a position to keep these animals from a welfare and conservation viewpoint. “They (the wolves) range over hundreds of kilometres and you can’t do that in your back garden.”

Update BBC report

a police spokeswoman said on Thursday: “We have now established the report was erroneous. “There was no wolf, and there is no wolf at large.”