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CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that a young cow whose carcass was found last week in central Washington was killed by a gray wolf.

The yearling was discovered on state grazing lands north of Cle Elum in Kittitas County. A Washington State University graduate student studying gray wolves found the carcass last Thursday.

Agency spokeswoman Ann Froschauer says it’s the first confirmed livestock attack within the range of the Teanaway wolf pack. A sheep dog was injured in 2011.

Experts with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife reviewed evidence and determined that a wolf killed the animal. Bite marks on the hide and bone were consistent with a wolf kill. Wolf scat, hair and tracks were also found in the area.

The federal agency says the rancher had a damage prevention agreement with the state to proactively limit damage by wildlife.

 

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5 comments

  • angeldove

    Well, they need to eat something! We have taken away so much of their food sources with fast growth. So what now, they going to start shooting them? Hope not!

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  • Polly

    Either kill the wolfs or replant people and their livelihood (cows) to less populated areas. Let’s be realistic here.

  • Makuye

    There’s a cow killed every day in every fast-food joint you pass. Millions of cows are killed by humans, every day.
    Cle Elum is nearly surrounded by public land. Are some private enterprises exploiting the low riparian valleys of that land, at the expense of the still-endangered wildlife?
    Please correct headlines to properly reflect the problem – how much ecological damage is done by private domestic users , and how diminished are the native species by this?
    Bovines, in my experience (and I have spent more of my life under the sky than nearly any other in this nation), respond welll to canine predators. Remove fences, land “ownership” by the Euroimmigrants, and you will have a healing, in which the native wolf vitally participates. (And, on the fiction of “canadian” wolves – a mere 13,000 years ago, Canada was covered by ice except for a plains corridor. When that ice receded, the North American Native Wolf spread, with other Natives, North. The Wolf is more American than Apple Pie. . Are YOU as much a part of the living land?)