Calves found mutilated in Union & Baker counties, not wolf related

All information below was provided by the ODF&W

UNION COUNTY – 

General situation and animal information: On the morning of 9/24/2020 a landowner found a dead 500 lb. calf in a large forested private-land pasture. The calf was missing the intestines and muscle tissue from the spine, ribs, and hindquarters but was otherwise intact. The calf was estimated to have died on approximately 3 days prior to investigation.

Physical evidence and summary of findings: The carcass was shaved and skinned and the surrounding area searched for an attack scene. No attack or struggle scene was found. There were no pre-mortem bite marks or hemorrhage found on the carcass. The death of this calf was not wolf related.

BAKER COUNTY – 

General situation and animal information: On the morning of 9/23/2020 a livestock producer found a dead 400 lb. calf in a large private-land pasture. The calf was intact with only the tail missing. The calf was estimated to have died the afternoon or evening of 9/22/20.

Physical evidence and summary of findings: The carcass was partially shaved and skinned and the surrounding area searched for an attack scene. No attack or struggle scene was found. There were no pre-mortem bite marks or hemorrhage found on the carcass. The death of this calf was not wolf related.