Dead animals found on Timber Creek, poison suspected
Late last week, several wild and domestic animals in the Timber Creek drainage west of Meeteetse, Wyoming died due to suspected poisoning. The cases are currently under investigation.
Scott Werbelow, game warden coordinator for the Cody Region said three domestic dogs, a coyote, a raccoon, and a skunk likely died after ingesting poison in the vicinity of the Timber Creek Ranger Station. A veterinarian that attempted to treat one of the dogs suspected the animals were poisoned. “This appears to be an intentional case of poisoning and is currently under investigation by federal, state, and local agencies,” Werbelow said. “This is all the information we have at this time but wanted to alert the public to prevent any more cases.”
“Anyone recreating in the Timber Creek area is urged to use caution and be aware of the potential risk for both humans and pets,” Werbelow said. “If dead animals are detected, the public is advised to not handle the carcass and notify the Sheriff’s office or call the STOP POACHING hotline.”
Anyone with possible information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or the Park County Sheriff’s office at 307-527-8700.
–Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.