Wolves cleared in calf’s death

Personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife observed birds feeding on a calf’s carcass Nov. 7 on a private grazing allotment in Southern Lassen County. They notified the livestock producer and USDA Wildlife Services staff investigated later that morning.

The investigation revealed no bite marks, hemorrhage or other evidence of predation, even though the Lassen Pack is known to frequent the area.

“The calf appeared to have been stillborn,” CDFW reports. “Its hoof capsules had not worn off, suggesting it had never walked.”