The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Monday that two calves were killed by wolves in Baker County late last week. Investigators were called out to a pair of two-month-old calves, found by hunters on a large public land allotment. It appears the calves died late Thursday or early Friday.
ODFW said both calves showed clear evidence of attack by a predator. In addition, blood was found on nearby vegetation as well wolf tracks throughout the area. Both animals had pre-mortem tooth scrapes up to ¼” wide.
Both depredations have been attributed to the Keating Pack. These are the second and third depredations reported in Baker County this year.
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