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Wolf pack blamed for Oregon sheep kill

SALEM (AP) — An investigation by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined that a sheep found dead Jan. 30 in northeast Oregon was killed by members of the Imnaha wolf pack.

The Capital Press reports that investigators found multiple wolf tracks in the snow near the carcass in a paddock. The ewe had suffered severe bites. The Wildlife Department says the sheep was partially consumed and still warm when the livestock owner found it.

Readings from a radio tracking collar showed a pack member was in the area on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.

The department says a cow was attacked by the pack last August, about five miles away.

The Imnaha pack was Oregon’s first.

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