5 Aug 2010, 8:58am
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Wolf kills 100-pound dog in Utah

By PAUL FOY, AP, KSL.com, August 4th, 2010 [here]

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wolf attacked and killed a dog that was guarding sheep near the Wyoming border, the Utah Department of Agriculture confirmed Wednesday.

The wolf killed the dog a week ago on private lands in the Chalk Creek area east of Coalville, Department of Agriculture spokesman Larry Lewis said.

Lewis said the 100-pound Great Pyrenees was no match for the wolf, which injured a second guard dog in the same attack. The other dog was missing for several days but turned up Wednesday nursing injuries from the attack, he said.

Wildlife officers were able to confirm the wolf kill by collecting fur from the scene, and a livestock herder reported that he saw a wolf limping away from the attack, Lewis said.

The wolf is still on the loose. An effort to trap it was unsuccessful. … [more]



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