The Montana hunter who shot a Siberian Husky and then skinned it has now been charged with a crime.
As we reported, Amber Rose Barnes says she mistook the 6-month-old dog for a wolf during a hunting trip back in September.
She’s been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty, according to the Flathead County Sheriff.
The 36-year-old hunter may have sealed her fate by bragging about her killing on social media … “So this morning I set out for a solo predator hunt for a fall black bear however, I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf pup 2022 it was a great feeling to text my man and say I just smoked a wolf pup #firstworld #onelesspredatorMT.”
The Husky was one of a dozen or more dogs abandoned in the Flathead National Forest, which is where Barnes met the dog.
Barnes claimed she shot the dog in self-defense because it was acting crazy and aggressive… this followed a wave of online anger.
She said … “This animal was growling howling and coming at me like it was going to eat me. Yes, I made a mistake because I did think it was a hybrid wolf pup but I was not aware of a [sic] 19 dogs being dropped 11 miles into the wilderness either way yes I would still have shot it because it was aggressive and coming directly for me!”
She’ll appear in court later this month to face charges.