Additional Depredations Reported In Klamath County
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators were called to the Ft. Klamath area of Klamath County Saturday evening, after a 650-pound yearling steer was found severely injured. The producer decided to euthanize the animal because of the severity of the injuries. ODFW investigators believe the injuries to the steer occurred late Friday evening or early Saturday morning.
More than 90 pre-mortem bite scrapes measuring up to 3” long and ¼” wide were documented on the left and right hindquarters and groin of the steer. Underlying the bite scrapes, associated tissue trauma measured up to two inches deep. The severity, size, and locations of these wounds are consistent with injuries to cattle attacked by wolves.
Saturday’s depredation has been attributed to the Rogue Pack. Eight of the last nine confirmed wolf depredations in Oregon have occurred in Klamath County.
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