The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife received evidence that a wolf was north of Cove this week.
But despite reports to the contrary, ODFW biologist Leonard Erickson said there was no visual confirmation of the animal.
“I’m not aware of any sightings,” he said.
Reached Thursday, Erickson said early Tuesday morning, a GPS collar on a female wolf displayed information to ODFW computers of its location north of the Union County town.
“Bottom line, some of the wolves have GPS collars on them,” Erickson said. “We check (the GPS information) twice a day, once in the evening and once at night. It was simply an information transfer of the location to the computer.”
Erickson said that as with any evidence of wolves in a particular region, the ODFW notifies residents with livestock nearby.
“We tell folks with calves so that they can keep an eye on that, as we have done in other places,” Erickson said.
As is the case with all of ODFW’s collared wolves, the agency is continuing to monitor and track the animal daily.