Wolves kill llamas on animal rescue ranch
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
March 5, 2009
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reported recent wolf depredation in Montana, including this incident that occurred in late February.
According to MFWP, on Feb. 21, wildlife officials "confirmed wolves had killed six llamas over two nights on a large animal rescue ranch near Niarada.
"Tracks from at least two wolves were found going in and out of the pasture holding the llamas. Approximately 750 llamas are kept on this property as well as other animals. A "Critter Getter" was supplied to the manager and he moved a truck with a transistor radio near where the wolves were entering the field.
"On the night of Feb. 21, wolves returned and killed two more llamas."
After the installation of three-quarter of a mile of turbo-fladry, no more depredations have been reported.