April 17, 2013 in City

Wolf attacks deer in Wenatchee

Associated Press
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This photo provided by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office shows a wolf that took down a deer in Number Two Canyon on the west side of Wenatchee on Tuesday. People living nearby reported seeing the wolf go after the deer about 6:15 a.m. A deputy had to put the deer down because it was too injured to survive on its own, Undersheriff John Wisemore said.
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WENATCHEE – A wolf attacked a deer Tuesday morning in a residential area on the west side of Wenatchee.

Residents called the Chelan County sheriff’s office and a deputy arrived and found the injured deer.

Undersheriff John Wisemore told the Wenatchee World the deputy killed the deer because it was too badly injured to survive.

Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Madonna Luers said a wildlife biologist examined the deer and found it had a broken leg, possibly from being hit by a car, which made it vulnerable to the wolf attack.

Two wolves were photographed by a remote camera in late March just south of Wenatchee, the first evidence of a wolf pack in Chelan County in recent history.

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