2-year-old bitten by wolf

TOWN OF PARIS, Wis. - A 2-year-old suffered severe injuries when she was bitten by a caged wolf, according to a release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called at 11:04 a.m. Monday to 4570 S. Highway 35/61 in the town of Paris on a report of an animal bite.

Investigators said the girl was with family members when she was bitten by the female wolf who grabbed the girl by the arm through a cage. The girl suffered severe injuries to her arm and shoulder. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, and was flown to UW Hospital in Madison.

Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman said Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating the incident and whether the owner of the wolf will face any charges.

The wolf was put down and is being examined for rabies.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting in the investigation.

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