UPDATE: The wild pack of killer dogs has been eliminated (or at least three members of the pack have been killed), Steven's County Sheriff Kendle Allen confirms to Seattle Weekly today. The "pack leader," a white "wolfish-looking" dog (not an actual wolf) was shot dead by a turkey hunter, and the other two--a German shepherd mix and a Rottweiler mix--were also killed by property owners. No one has claimed the animals.
The people of Deer Park, Wash. can now go back to their regularly scheduled, savage-beast-free lives.
More than 100 animals have been brutally killed by a "bloodthirsty" pack of dogs roaming near the rural town of Deer Park, 40 miles north of Spokane, authorities say.
It's only a matter of time before they kill again.
The AP reports that the animals killed include chickens, goats, and even a 350-pound llama.
KREM also reports that a pygmy goat was killed, along with its babies, and dozens of rabbits and sheep.
Stevens County Undersheriff Lavonne Webb is at his wits' end. He says that no one is taking ownership of the animals and the deputies are having trouble tracking the beasts because they seem to hide during the day, then venture out at night.
"We have this pack that is out there killing for the sake of killing," Webb said in a telephone interview from Colville. "What is going to happen if they come across a small child?"
One person has apparently captured a few photos of the pack, but no one has been able to pin down its exact size, or the breeds of the individual dogs.