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ODFW statement; animal attack in Gold Hill

April 20, 2023

CENTRAL POINT, Ore – On Tuesday, April 11, ODFW was made aware of a Facebook post by a person who stated he was attacked by a wolf. ODFW takes seriously any report of a wild animal attack.

ODFW immediately began our standard protocol investigating in cooperation with law enforcement. We interviewed the victim and collected his shirt and mushroom bucket from the animal attack.

The shirt and swabs from the bucket were sent to a forensics lab for DNA testing. The lab detected the DNA profile of a male domestic dog on multiple samples collected from bite marks on the shirt and on swabs from the bucket the victim used to defend himself.

No wolf DNA was detected.

This information was shared with the victim and Jackson County. We wish the victim continued recovery.
We have no further information.



Meghan Dugan, 541-315-6629,

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