EBRO — A wolf that escaped from the Seacrest Wolf Preserve, an educational facility in Chipley, after Hurricane Michael ripped through his habitat has been found, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Because the wolf, named Tahane, had been handled by large numbers of people at the preserve, it was not a danger to anyone, according to Holli Johnson, Seacrest's executive vice president. In the hours after the hurricane drove Tahane away from the preserve, Johnson told the Tallahassee Democrat that staff members had been sent out to look for the wolf.
According to a post on the Washington County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, "Late Friday night, a WCSO deputy working in the Ebro area spotted Tahane and advised our Communications Center to call for rescue assistance. Shortly after the deputy lost sight of the wolf, a resident reported another sighting nearby."
"Once Tahane’s owner arrived, the wolf came to her side immediately and the pair was safely reunited," the Facebook posted noted.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office thanked the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in getting Tahane home safely.