Villager shoots muskox chasing tethered dog

Aug 22, 2014 -- 11:30am
- NOME, Alaska (AP) - Another muskox has been killed in defense of life or property, this time in the village of Wales. KNOM-radio reports Randy Oxereok shot the bull after it chased his sister's dog and ignored attempts to scare it off. Helena Oxereok says she was hauling water Saturday and noticed the bull behind her house. Neighbors and family members tried to shoo the animal away. The bull ignored the people but got excited when it saw her dog. The bull chased the dog around its doghouse and pushed it with its head. Randy Oxereok fired several warning shots, and when the bull continued chasing the dog, killed it. The family reported the kill to Alaska State Troopers and butchered the muskox. Muskoxen also have been killed this year close to Nome.
 

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