Second recent wolf attack kills NE Ore. sheep

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is confirming a second fatal wolf attack on sheep in Umatilla County in the last two weeks.

The East Oregonian of Pendleton reports (http://bit.ly/K3uAzd ) that last weekend's attack killed one ram and injured three others, one of which later had to be euthanized. The attack on Weston Mountain in northeast Oregon was not far from a wolf attack on sheep that occurred May 2.

The earlier attack killed two ewes and two lambs.

Department spokeswoman Meg Kenagy says investigators can't say for sure whether the most recent attack was the work of one wolf or more than one.

Umatilla District wildlife biologist Mark Kirsch says the wounds on the dead ram were consistent with a wolf attack.

He says the department set traps in an attempt to capture the wolf believed responsible for the May 2 attack.

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Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info