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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012, 8:45 A.M.

Wildlife official finds no clear evidence wolves attacked Wallace dog

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A state wildlife official says an investigation has failed to find clear evidence that a dog died in an attack by wolves last week in northern Idaho, according to wire reports.

Idaho Fish and Game official Josh Stanley says he could find no evidence of wolf tracks in the snow where the domestic dog was killed Wednesday about a mile north of Wallace. Another dog suffered wounds to the face in the skirmish.

Stanley told the Shoshone News Press he tracked a 100-yard radius around the home where the attack took place and found tracks more closely resembling dogs or coyotes.

After the attack, local authorities placed blame on four wolves.

Idaho rules allow citizens to shoot wolves only if they have a hunting tag or to protect domestic animals and livestock.




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