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Avian flu suspected of killing carnivore in Wyoming 

POWELL — The first suspected case of avian flu killing a mammal in Wyoming has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife lab for verification.

A red fox, one of three suspected cases recently sent to the state lab, tested positive.

All scavenging mammals, including pets, are in danger of contracting the disease according to state officials.

Last week, for the first time, three grizzly bears suffering from the virus were “humanely euthanized” by Montana officials.

Game and Fish large carnivore program manager Dan Thompson said he wouldn’t be surprised if bears were found with t...

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