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Think Hmmm... definitely worth a read.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/16/scared.sheep.ap/index.html

By putting this in the offbeat section, presumely CNN believes the claims are a bit dubious.

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There might be something to it???? Think

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CNN quotes: ... He also cast doubt on the idea that sheep and cattle live in a permanent state of panic, ...

Hmmmm ... Idaho elk hunters are in a permanent state of anger - so why would it be hard for sheep to be in a permanent state of panic???

Hiker pointed to some stats on another string. It's not just a sheep now and then ... the wolves are killing hundreds of sheep around Boise. If I were a sheep in the Boise area - I'd be scared weightless also.

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These wolves sure do like to kill in bunches.....Some recent payments from Defenders.org.

March 2006 – Weiser, ID (ID) $15,204.60
49 ewes, 37 lambs, 1 guard dog and 4 ewes (probable)
March 2006 – Hailey, ID (ID) $5,165
23 ewes, 2 rams, 1 guard dog
June 2006 – Gooding, ID (ID) $4,816.45
15 lambs, 3 ewes, 1 injured guard dog,
2 yearling ewes (confirmed), 7 lambs, 3 ewes (probable)

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Hiker youre lucky you only have mountain lions going after your cattle if you had to deal with wolves too you really be in a bind Think

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TGWH, It's pretty rare for those big kitties to mess with cattle. I am thankful that we don't have to deal with those hungry canines.

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