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wolves strike again, kill cattle
Herald and News by Lee
Juillerat, December 1, 2020
The Rogue wolf
pack has killed again, this time a yearling cow in Jackson
County — the first livestock kill in that part of the county
in more than a year.
Department of Fish and Wildlife on Nov. 26 investigated and
confirmed the kill happened in the Rancheria area of Jackson
County earlier on Thanksgiving Day.
Based on the
report, about 8 a.m. that morning a livestock owner found a
dead 12-month-old heifer in a private-land grass pasture a
quarter-mile from his home. According to the report, the
carcass was largely intact, with only the entrails and
portions of the hind legs consumed. The heifer was estimated
to have died within the previous 12 hours.
shaved and skinned the entire carcass. They found at least
80 pre-mortem bite scrapes and puncture wounds, as well as
associated muscle trauma and hemorrhaging extended up to a
half-inch into tissues.
termed the pre-mortem bite wounds “a clear sign of predator
attack" and the number, severity, and location of injuries
is similar to injuries observed on other cattle attacked by
wolves. This depredation is attributed to wolves of the
previous livestock kills attributed to the Rogue Pack had
been in Klamath County in the Fort Klamath area, including
three in November and others from July through September.
The pack is known to roam in the Cascades region between
Jackson and Klamath counties. This was the first kill in
Jackson County since two were confirmed in both October and
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