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Wolves target Oregon rancher's animals again. Puppy makes 11th animal taken by Rogue Pack


Gray wolf OR-7’s Rogue Pack is at it again at rancher Ted Birdseye’s property, killing a mastiff pup Friday, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The dead dog is the 11th livestock or pet kill attributed to southwest Oregon’s lone wolf pack since September, but the first since Jan. 21 when Birdseye installed “Air Dancer” inflatable tubes in his livestock fields to deter the predators, according to ODFW.

In this most recent case, Birdseye last saw the dog outside around midnight Thursday when the rancher went to turn on the Air Dancers after being awakened by his dogs barking “incessantly,” as they have done before past wolf attacks, according to ODFW.

Nine hours later, Birdseye found the dead dog in adjacent industrial timberland about 400 yards from his residence in the Boundary Butte area, where OR-7 and his pack have denned regularly in recent years. Wolf tracks were found at the scene, and the injuries to the dog were consistent with wolf attacks, according to ODFW.

The predation was attributed to the Rogue Pack.

Birdseye’s Air Dancers and generators to run them were donated to him by Defenders of Wildlife after the most recent livestock kill at his ranch, which has been Ground Zero for wolf attacks in Western Oregon.



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