Quote Originally Posted by iandavid View Post
More likely, other disgruntled competitors said to the organisers, "hey, that wolf sure looks like the wolf-for-hire down at the winner's local zoo". They would then have been obligated to look into it...
Based on the evidence they have that it is Ossian, yes. Perhaps.
Suppose though that all they know is that some people think it could be Ossian (which appears to be all they have). Suppose too that that also implies the accusation that the photographer was (and will be) trying to hide the fact, and thus will not be telling the truth whatever he says in defence, unless he admits (admitting it would concur with the 'evidence' the jury base their case on, so that would clearly not be a lie, would it?).
How to disprove that?

Quote Originally Posted by iandavid View Post
More likely, other disgruntled competitors said to the organisers, "hey, that wolf sure looks like the wolf-for-hire down at the winner's local zoo". They would then have been obligated to look into it...
Do they all know that wolf-for-hire that well themselves (and if so: why? )?
But why did they come up with such an objection? They needed something to latch on to, and i think they found it in the "that looks to good to be true" thing.