USFWS to kill wolves seen in Jackson, Wyoming

2012-02-28T09:44:00Z 2012-02-28T09:50:22Z USFWS to kill wolves seen in Jackson, WyomingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 28, 2012 9:44 am  • 

JACKSON, Wyo. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to kill three or four wolves that have brazenly approached homes in Jackson in northwest Wyoming.

Wolf manager Mike Jimenez says there have been many sightings of wolves, beginning in late December, that show the animals have made residential areas part of their territory.

He said it appears that the wolves are becoming habituated to people and houses.

Jimenez says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials had considered relocating the animals, but decided against it because there aren't many places to relocate wolves.

He says killing the wolves won't have an adverse effect on Wyoming's wolf population.

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