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OR: Calf found dead in Wallowa County was killed by wolves

Eric Mortenson
Capital Press

A calf found dead Sept. 28 in Wallowa County was killed by one or more wolves, according to Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

A livestock owner found the calf and alerted ODFW. The carcass was intact but had bite wounds on the left front leg, left flank and left hind leg, which investigators described as common attack points for wolves. The size, spacing and number of bite marks also were consistent with wolf attacks, and wolf tracks were found at the site, according to an ODFW depredation report. The calf probably died three days before it was found, according to the report.

The attack happened in the Harl Butte area on private land. Another calf was attacked in July about 8 miles southwest of the most recent incident.

Investigators did not attribute the attack to a specific wolf pack.