We believe Texx was born in January 2005 and sold to a family in Texas as a pet. We do not know much about his past, but it is likely that he was privately owned and either set loose or escaped from his home. He was discovered running around a suburban area in Texas. He learned to go to various backyards at night and scavenge dog food and garbage to survive. When he was young, not very many people paid attention, but as his presence and size became more noticeable, so did the neighbors’ concerns for their safety.
A few neighborhood residents were able to get Texx into a large airline carrier and loaded him up in the back of their little truck. When he arrived at Mission: Wolf, Texx was very timid and not sure what to think of life in the mountains. But within weeks of his arrival, he soon warmed up to his new home and we were able to introduce him to a female wolf named McKinley. She is not as timid as Texx, and has offered him a lot of comfort and companionship. Texx has really settled into life at the refuge and spends a lot of time exploring his enclosure and sunning himself on top of his shade structure.