Wolves target rancher’s animals again

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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.<<<Read More>>>