Calf killed in dog attack

UPSET: Neil and Jill Taylor want to find the dog responsible for the calf attack at their Bobinawarrah farm. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

A CALF has been brutally killed in what is believed to be the second dog attack at a Bobinawarrah farm within four months.

Jill Taylor made the gruesome discovery of the three week old calf yesterday morning and said she has been left upset by the attack, which happened in the same circumstances as another attack on April 12.

“It’s exactly the same problem, same dog I would think and we’ve lost another animal,” she said.

The other cattle fled into a nearby paddock, and a large bull was so spooked he busted through an electric fence and was found on the road later that morning.

But the young calf got left behind to be attacked by what Mrs Taylor believes was a domestic dog that had not been chained up properly overnight.

“We’ve got quite a big problem here,” she said.

“The animal would have suffered terrible pain, that’s the worst bit.”

The pure-bred stud cattle would also have been worth $2500 to $3000 when fully grown.

More on this story will appear in Friday’s Chronicle.

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