Gray Wolf 'OR7' Confirmed In Shasta County

POSTED: 4:51 AM Jan 05 2012   UPDATED: 11:12 PM Jan 05 2012

A gray wolf has been confirmed in Shasta County. Depends on who you talk to, but there hasn't been a wolf in California in many years.

A trail camera got a picture of the wolf in Southern Oregon in mid November. It's officially called "OR7" but has been nicknamed "Journey."

It's generating a lot of excitement and not all of it good. In fact some people want the endangered critter shot on sight.

KRCR spoke with a state fish and game wildlife expert this afternoon. We'll hear from her tonight on KRCR News Channel 7 at 6:30 p.m.

We'd like to know what you think. Should the wolf be killed, tranquilized and taken elsewhere, or left to roam free?

Use the comments below to share your thoughts.