ODFW says DNA results show animal attack in Gold Hill was a dog, not a wolf

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Last week, we told you about an alleged wolf attack in Gold Hill.

After an investigation, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildfire said it was not a wolf.

ODFW said lab testing revealed domestic dog DNA was found on the victim’s shirt and mushroom bucket.

The victim posted on social media detailing the animal attack, claiming it was a wolf that attacked him while mushroom hunting in Gold Hill.

ODFW said no DNA from a wolf was detected.

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