Wednesday February 8, 2012

Local News

Coyotes Kill Local Livestock

Residents on Yale Rd East need to be vigilant after attack



ivestock owners in the area of Yale Rd. East will need to be extra alert after a pack of ravenous coyotes left a sheep and goat dead and a pair of alpacas seriously wounded.


On Saturday at around 10:46 P.M., police were called to the scene of attack. Chilliwack RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth confirmed in an e-mail to the Voice that the animals were probably set upon by coyotes. A source told us Tuesday that one alpaca died and the other had to be put down, however this has not been confirmed with the City's Animal Protection officers.

"Coyotes are presumed to be responsible as they were heard in the field behind the property prior to the attack, but this has not been confirmed."

According to Hollingsworth, another attack took place there January 24 where a pair of alpacas were killed by domestic dogs.

"The owner of the animals witnessed the attack by a pit bull and another dog," said Hollingsworth. "The pit bull was located by animal control and seized, the other dog ran away and is outstanding."

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