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Wolves attack in Fairfield Idaho

A witness told me there were huge tracks and he suspected the attackers were wolves. This happened on the Chuck Baldwin farm near Fairfield. Many of his goats were mauled and killed. Idaho Fish and Game says it is now a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). The agency has now posted signs alerting the public that animal traps have been placed in the area.

Can they be caught?

USDA is the lead agency, but Idaho Fish and Game confirms there is a wolf pack in the area. That’s not to say I have confirmation that the attack was committed by wolves, but a friend who witnessed the tracks called The Paws Large and explained wolves has his understanding.

He also told me that federal agents have been monitoring the area even after dark with night vision goggles.

A side of the wolves

Meanwhile, all this is happening while animal rights activists take legal action to protect carnivores. You can read more by clicking this link. The activists claim that wolves are still endangered, even though many of what we have in Idaho are animals imported from Canada.

You could argue that after decades without the hungry animals, the ecosystem has adapted, and wolves can now be considered an invasive species.

The efforts to protect the wolves are no comfort to Mr. Baldwin. A farm is a business and often has small margins. Wild creatures that gobble up your livestock endanger his ability to feed his own family.

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