E. Ore. dog attacked; homeowner suspects a wolf

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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 6:06 AM

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A state biologist says lab tests may tell whether it was a wolf that attacked a pet dog about 10 miles west of Baker City.

The dog's owner, Jay Ogg, says he fired several rounds from a 10 mm Glock pistol to chase the animal away Sunday morning.

He told the Baker City Herald (http://bit.ly/ZlRpqH ) the animal had the head of the 30-pound pet named Taz in its mouth but let go.

The home is at the base of the Elkhorn Mountains. District wildlife biologist Brian Ratliff says the agency hasn't confirmed that wolves are in the range, but they could be.

Ratliff says he found tracks from two animals in nearby woods. He's sending feces and hair he found for DNA testing and expects results in about two weeks.

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Information from: Baker City Herald, http://www.bakercityherald.com/

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