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Wolves blamed for killing two dogs in Iron County, Michigan

[large thumbnail url="wolves-blamed-for-killing-two-dogs-in-iron-county-michigan" filename="news" year="2011" month="01" day="19"] [thumbnail icon url="wolves-blamed-for-killing-two-dogs-in-iron-county-michigan" filename="news" year="2011" month="01" day="19"] It is not unusual for wolves to kill “invading” dogs, and it’s a particularly well-known threat to dogs used for hunting, but Iron County, Michigan has now┬árecorded their first such attack.

AMASA — Wolf attacks are generally few and far between, but one of the first documented cases has come from Iron County.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment confirmed Tuesday that they believe wolves are responsible for the death of two beagles.

The incident happened just north of Amasa nearly two weeks ago when seven local hunters were rabbit hunting with their five beagles. Two of the dogs went missing, and their remains were later found by the hunters…

Read the entire article on uppermichiganssource.com: Wolf attack in Iron County

HOWLColorado chose to post this story for a couple of reasons.

First, we wanted to draw attention to the headline used by the publishing web site.

Second, we wanted to provide yet another reminder that dogs are a territorial threat to many predators, including wolves. Please take the necessary precautions to protect your animals when taking them in to an area known to be home to coyotes, bear, mountain lions (in Colorado) and wolves where they are found.

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