I’d do it again! Montana woman, 36, DEFENDS shooting and skinning Siberian husky that she mistook for a wolf and says ‘aggressive’ animal was coming towards her…as she’s hounded on social media
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- Amber Rose Barnes, 36, shot and skinned the Siberian husky then boasted about the kill on Facebook, telling friends she’d killed a ‘wolf pup’
- She was quickly informed that she’d in fact slaughtered a dog, and was swiftly trolled for it
- Police have confirmed that the dog was among 12 Husky-Shepherd mixes that had been dumped in the woods
- Many of them have now been recovered and have tested positive for parvovirus – a deadly disease that spreads among dogs
- Police are working to identify the person who dumped the puppies in the woods
- Barnes – who has not been charged – defended her actions online
- She said the aggressive animal was ‘howling, growling’ and ‘coming at her’
A Montana woman who mistook a wild Siberian husky in the woods for a wolf, shot it dead, skinned it and then boasted about it on social media has defended the kill, saying she’d ‘do it again’ even knowing it was a dog because it was ‘aggressive’ and ‘coming towards her’.
Amber Barnes, who uses the name Amber Rose on social media, faced the wrath of thousands on Facebook after she posted proudly about her kill.
Barnes, 36, originally told her friends how she’d ventured out in the Flathead National Forest in Doris Creek, sixty miles south of Glacier National Park, looking for a black bear and come across the animal.
‘I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf pup 2022 was a great feeling to text my man and say I just smoked a wolf pup #firstworld #onelesspredatorMT,’ she said. She shared graphic photos the skinned animal lying next to her in the bed of her pickup truck.
It didn’t take long for outraged social media users to tell her she hadn’t killed a wolf, but had instead shot and skinned a dog.
Sheriff’s deputies have since confirmed that the dog was abandoned in the woods along with 10 others. The owners have not been identified and it’s unclear if they will face charges. Barnes has not been charged. Police are now working to determine if she had a valid hunting license.
Hitting back at her critics, she said on Facebook that she would make the same kill twice to defend herself against an apparently angry wild animal.
The disturbing and graphic images show Amber Rose of Miller City, Montana, showing off the skinned husky
Barnes defended the kill in a follow-up post and told Facebook users she’d do it again
‘During this time, safety was my top priority this animal was growling howling and coming at me like it was going to eat me.
‘Yes I made a mistake…either way yes I would still have shot it because it was aggressive and coming directly for me!’ she said.
Her husband, Frank Tallent, also leaped to her defense.
‘It was a deer chasing ferral [sic] a** dog on the wrong place at the wrong time,’ Tallent wrote.
‘So if you wanna be a bunch of cry baby a** f***ing sheep keep going cause we really don’t give two f**ks about what’s going on or what’s being said.
‘You cry baby mother f***ers and for any other hunters who wanna talk s**t saying it looks bad, he said, ‘we’ll [sic] f*****g s**t it does you stupid mother f***ers but mistakes happen.’
‘Mistakes happen big f***ing deal.’
‘Ya my girl friend was out hunting and shot a f *****g dog that was dumped out in the woods,’ he went on.
License to kill: This is the original post that Barnes shared with friends. She said she believed the animal was a ‘wolf pup’
Rose was accompanied on the hunting trip in Montana’s Flathead County with her hunter husband Frank Tallent, who launched an expletive-laced rant in his wife’s defense, threatening them with violence
The sheriff’s office is now trying to find the owner or breeder who dumped the 12 dogs in the woods
In Montana, wolf hunting is legal with a license. A person is allowed to legally kill or trap 20 per season. Above, a gray wolf
‘No charges have been filed or will be filed because no laws were broke.’
Police are now working to find the person who dumped the dogs in the woods.
Many of the puppies have parvovirus, a deadly canine disease.
Before Barnes shot the animal she encountered, several other members of the public came across the others and handed them in to animal control.
The puppies are now being treated by vets but they are not up for adoption, police confirmed in an update.
They have not yet ruled out charges against Barnes, but she has not been arrested.
‘We are looking into that aspect of it but it’s not really clear what the outcome of that investigation will be,’ Lemon said
‘It’s always important to be certain of the animal you’re going to harvest,’ Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park’s communication and education division administrator Greg Lemon said.