Jack Kirby poses next to the wolf-like creature his grandfather shot in 1886 in the Madison Valley. He is holding the G. W. Morse rifle that was used to kill the animal.
More than a century ago, a wolf-like creature prowled the Madison Valley, killing livestock and letting out screams that would leave a person's hair standing on end. A bullet from I. A. Hutchins' rifle ended the animal's life and triggered stories of the creature that were passed along through generations of family history and folklore. On loan from the Idaho Museum of Natural History, the mount and a full history of this creature is on display in the MVHA Museum.