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Predator is stalking small animals in New York state

Lynn Mordas of Dashing Star Farm photographed a track of the predator that killed her ewes. Sunglasses at the top give a sense of size. Photo by Lynn Mordas.

MILLERTON — A large predatory animal has been killing small animals at farms in nearby New York state. 

The worst hit so far has been Dashing Star Farm. Owner Lynn Mordas reported that three of her sheep were killed at the beginning of August. A rabbit was killed at Daisey Hill in Millerton. And there are reports that a sheep was killed at McEnroe Organic Farm, although calls to the farm seeking confirmation were not returned. 

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