SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities say an animal that appears to be a gray wolf was found dead in a snare set for a coyote earlier this month near the Wyoming state line.

Kim Hersey with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday that the 89-pound female was found Nov. 7 in an area where the animals are not listed as an endangered species. Biologists believe the animal is a wolf, but are conducting genetic tests to make sure that it wasn't a dog hybrid.

Hersey says officials typically gets a handful of reports every year of animals coming into the area west of Randolph from nearby Wyoming or Idaho. Utah law generally prohibits the purposeful killing of wolves unless they are attacking livestock or threatening a person.