The state of Washington has killed a member of the Grouse Flats wolf pack, which has repeatedly preyed on cattle in the southeastern corner of the state.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says a wolf believed to be the breeding female of the pack was killed September 25th, a day after the killing was authorized following four cattle depredations within about two months.
Environmental groups expressed outrage at the killing, noting that Washington Governor Jay Inslee just last week asked the agency to seek ways to kill fewer wolves.
The department it will now evaluate whether the killing of the wolf will change the pack’s behavior. (AP)