Travis Duncan, the parks and wildlife spokesperson, linked to the video in question, which shows big canines trekking across a snow-covered terrain from a considerable distance away.

“There are no known wolves in this location,” Duncan informed HuffPost in an email. “This region is about 100 miles south of the area where we know of a current pack.”

The individual mistook the creatures for wolves due to a combination of factors, including the distance and “the lighting and shadows.” There was, however, a considerably more floppy-eared explanation.

According to the release, “based on information received by the Sheriff, it is believed that the sighting was actually a group of large-breed St. Bernard dogs who live in the region and have a documented history of escaping their enclosure in the area.”