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Offline villageidiot

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2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:25:40 AM »
Fish and Wildlife were called on Tues. (3/18/14) to a reported wolf attack on a residents dog up Poorman creek aproximately 4 miles west of Twisp.   Enforcement officer Treser arrived shortly and local Biologist Scott Fitkin arrived about one hr and fifteen minutes later.  The professional conflict specialist was also summoned from the Okanogan.   Treser visited with the lady and she said she heard her dogs barking a lot so went outside to shut them up.  She immediately saw 2 wolves holding one dog on the ground.  One had the head and the other had the rear.  She screamed and the wolves let go and headed up the hill into the woods.  Fitkin was very skeptical it was wolves and was suspect of neighbor dogs or coyotes.  The animal conflict specialist showed up and examined all the tracks and skuffle in the snow and quickly declared it was 2 wolves.  Agent Treser also agreed it was wolves.  The homeowner has 4 small children that play in the yard a lot of the time where these wolves caught the dog.  She had one dog caught in a WDFW wolf trap last spring next to her house.  She is frantic on what to do since she knows she cant protect her pets and if she shoots a wolf it better have one of her dead kids in it's mouth. This attack was 40 yards from her house where her boys sled during the winter in sight of the house.  She has two dogs and luckily one was still barking and warning her of the intrusion.

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 06:46:36 AM »
Fitkin was skeptical? Wow that's a shocker!  :chuckle:
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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 07:00:10 AM »
fitkin needs some wall to wall counseling until he sees it right.... i wonder what the pro wolfers think about this :dunno: move them wolves to olympia and seattle
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 07:03:02 AM »
Meanwhile, elsewhere near Twisp...

"Seven cougars have been shot by wildlife enforcement officers in the Methow Valley since December following attacks on domestic animals. At least five dogs have been attacked, including a dog killed on Christmas day."

http://methowvalleynews.com/2014/03/12/cougar-shot-after-killing-dog-at-home-west-of-twisp/

Agree people should have the right to defend what's theirs and themselves from wolves however.

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 07:40:59 AM »
I'm glad I was not in that predicament 40 yards. I THINK I would have had to break the law. :sry:

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 07:52:35 AM »
Pretty simple really...  Shoot both coyotes for attacking your pets.  Call and report directly to Fitkin who will confirm the coyote attack.  :tup:

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 08:17:36 AM »
I'm glad I was not in that predicament 40 yards. I THINK I would have had to break the law. :sry:


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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 08:19:06 AM »
Pretty simple really...  Shoot both coyotes for attacking your pets.  Call and report directly to Fitkin who will confirm the coyote attack.  :tup:

Bingo winner winner.  No question what I would do.

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 08:32:26 AM »
S S S !

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 08:55:49 AM »
Why even call?
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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 08:58:19 AM »
I thought the Governor has allowed us to defend our pets and livestock from wolves.  :dunno: 

Shoot them, and tell the biologist to pound sand.  :tup:
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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 09:15:08 AM »
Pretty simple really...  Shoot both coyotes for attacking your pets.  Call and report directly to Fitkin who will confirm the coyote attack.  :tup:

That's when they would turn back into wolves and he wouldn't need a specialist to confirm. 

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 09:49:20 AM »
Shoot first, ask questions later.   

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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 09:52:44 AM »
I know Cal and have had some very interesting conversations with him, BUT Fitkin, its not hard to spot a educated Idiot! :bash:

It is time to "re-locate" some wolves and release them in downtown Seattle and Olympia!!
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Re: 2 wolves attack dog near Twisp
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 09:54:12 AM »
Shoot first, ask questions later.   

 :yeah:   Thats what we all supposed to do.....     :tup:    I really support Cal more than any other GD in Okanagon County.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/mar/19/dog-injured-by-two-wolves/

TWISP Wildlife officials say a bulldog was injured by two wolves outside its home west of Twisp Tuesday morning.

The incident was not likely an actual attack, but an effort to get the bulldog to submit, said Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen.




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