The Ongoing Expense of Wolf Attacks
Lane shares more about how his cow is faring after a 10-inch chunk of her hindquarters was tore off by wolves.
Lane: “As of right now she is eating, she is doing all the things she needs to be doing. She looks pretty good. She has does have infection in two different spots — the left rear leg and right rear flank are tore up pretty good. She doesn’t seem to be in much pain but it is just trying to keep the infection and then if it heats up and the flies start up - then I think that is when I’m going to have my major problem and she’ll turn for the worse.”
Lane shares the frustrating conundrum and side affect of wolf attacks. The good news is his cow isn’t dead but
Lane: “I mean you are kind of stuck in a hard spot. You can’t keep her because she won’t breed — or can’t breed — and you go to sell her and you’re really not going to hardly get anything for her. But you can’t afford to keep her around so I guess you take your lumps and just sell her.”
Since the wolf attack two weeks ago, the wolves chased Lane’s cattle out of their pasture’s fence and so he has had to bring the reminder of his herd back to his home place and thus is missing out of utilize his summer pasture.