Because of the ongoing loss of cattle at the Diamond M ranch in Northeast Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has agreed to remove the â€śWedgeâ€ť wolf pack they say has become â€śhabituatedâ€ť to eating cattle.
According to the Stevens County Cattlemenâ€™s Association, the Diamond M has experienced at least 18 wolf attacks on their herd since June, with 10 dead and eight injured calves.
Itâ€™s easy to get lulled into the idea that one knows everything about their neighbors in a rural community. Thereâ€™s the person you see almost every day at the grocery store, on your way to the coffee shop, or strolling through the park and because you exchange pleasantries, thereâ€™s a sense of the familiar.
In most cases, though, there is usually more than meets the eye, and such is the case with Onion Creek resident Mike Reilly. Usually spotted outside of Talk nâ€™ Coffee in Colville, drinking his morning brew, chatting and people watching,