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For the First Time in 100 Years, Officials Confirm the Death of Calif. Livestock by Wolf

posted Nov 10, 2017, 5:45 PM by chloe owens

10/27/17, by Michelle Robertson

For the first time in 100 years, officials confirm the death of Calif. livestock by wolf

…Following an investigation of the 600-pound yearling carcass, Fish and Wildlife said that the "location and nature of the bite marks and the significant associated tissue hemorrhaging" were consistent with a wolf attack. The agency also identified wolf tracks and the evidence of a struggle near the decimated carcass, which was missing one leg, seven ribs and much of its neck…The agency also offered Roney "non-lethal assistance/tools," Traverso said, which Roney declined. "One of our employees even volunteered to camp out there to do what he could to dissuade the wolves from using the meadow," Traverso added. Shortly after Roney agreed to the setup, the wolves left the ranch and did not return for nine days, rendering camping unnecessary.