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August 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Hunter hired by Washington state kills 1 wolf

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE — A wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said hunters were back out Monday, and three more wolves…

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August 21, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Washington allowing sheep rancher to kill wolves

OLYMPIA (AP) — The state Fish and Wildlife Department has authorized a rancher to shoot wolves that approach his flock of sheep in Stevens County in Northeast Washington. The department said Wednesday that state wildlife agents also may kill wolves to help Dave Dashiell of Hunters as he tries to move his flock of 1,800 sheep…

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October 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Owner comes forward, claims Beacon Hill’s wandering sheep

The owner of a free-spirited sheep that Seattle police found wandering around Beacon Hill on Monday came forward and took him from the Seattle Animal Shelter today, according to the Seattle Police Department. The full-grown sheep’s long, curved horns first had police and shelter workers thinking a mountain goat had been roaming Seattle…

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October 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Wandering sheep remains unclaimed at Seattle Animal Shelter

The full-grown, curly-horned animal a Seattle police officer found trotting around Beacon Hill Monday is actually a mystery breed of sheep, not a mountain goat as police officers and the Seattle Animal Shelter thought at first. A Department of Fish and Wildlife officer came by the shelter today and told  shelter workers he…

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April 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Goats, other critters and a shepherd in Shoreline

We’re used to seeing goats munching on grass, weeds, blackberry shrubs and the like to keep down unwanted growth around the area, but one city is going a step further by adding more critters to the menagerie. Llamas and sheep are being brought in to keep surface water facilities neat and clean in the city of Shoreline,…

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