two more cattle in Fort Klamath area
Juillerat, Herald and News 11/11/2020
Two cattle were
confirmed to have been killed by wolves in the Fort Klamath
area in recent days.
Department of Fish and Wildlife said the kills happened
Saturday and Monday.
In the Monday
incident, ODFW said that morning a ranch hand found an
injured, approximately 725-pound yearling steer in a
160-acre private grass pasture. Because of its deteriorating
condition, the steer was euthanized. It was estimated the
steer was injured less than 12 hours prior to the
biologists, after most of the carcass was shaved and skinned
numerous tooth scrapes up were found on the hide. There were
also areas of hemorrhage under each of the wounds, as well
as tissue trauma into underlying muscle tissues.
bite scrapes and tissue trauma are clear signs of predator
attack,” investigators determined. “The injuries are similar
to injuries observed on other cattle attacked by wolves.”
killing, also in the Fort Klamath area, was investigated
that day. According to the report, a ranch manager found a
dead 675-pound steer in a 160-acre private pasture Saturday
estimated the steer died less than eight hours prior to the
investigation. According to the report, the carcass was
skinned and examined.
marks and underlying hemorrhaging were noticed on the
depredations are attributed to wolves of the Rogue Pack. So
far this year there have been nine cattle killed in Klamath
County, all in the Fort Klamath area. All have been
attributed to the Rogue Pack.
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