Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wolves injure flock protection dogs, kill sheep in Eastern Oregon

GRAY WOLF
This undated image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a gray wolf resting in tall grass. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Associated Press By The Associated Press
on September 20, 2014
SALEM — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolves killed eight sheep and injured two flock protection dogs in northeast Oregon.

The agency told the Capital Press newspaper in a statement that it's the first time protection dogs have been hurt by wolves.

The attacks occurred Monday night and Tuesday night on public land. The wolves were from the Mount Emily pack, one of eight documented packs in Oregon.

The sheep producer has not been identified. The agency says it's working with the producer to prevent further attacks, and will coordinate with other area livestock owners.

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