Reader Wendy Browne posted this photo of this wolf in my Facebook Group.
I did a reverse image search through Google, and it is a real image.
This wolf was killed in Russia, and it’s actually a good thing that the wolf hunters did kill it.
It was suffering from a severe spinal deformity– an unusually short spine. This same condition does occasionally pop up in dogs.
This wolf was most likely able to survive because it could eat what its pack-mates killed, but at some point, there could easily be prey shortage.
And this poor wolf would be the first to go.
And my guess it would be as humane a death as a bullet.