My immediate reaction was, "What the ...?!" Then she explained: Steve, her big Merino ram was dead with his throat ripped out; the fencing was bent at several places (and it is pretty heavy-gauge cattle panel fencing); the other two rams she bought from me a couple of years ago were missing. The ewes were all there, terrified but unharmed.
All this probably means, the rams squared off with the bear to protect the flock, and the two that are missing chased it off, but then they got lost themselves in the woods. Wanda is trying to get in touch with a tracker to find them, and track the bear as well. In the meantime, I had to immediately go get the four yearlings that Wanda has been taking care of for me, as part of a trade.
So I found myself driving with four sheep in the back of my Subaru and got their barn ready at my friend Janet's farm, and I brought Dougie, Midnight (a.k.a. Leno the Rascal), Maeve and Thomas to safety. I am worried sick about Lena, Marcia and Blossom, still at Wanda's. I offered to take them to safety until she has predator-proofed her place. Wanda did not want to do that. And there was nothing I could do short of stealing the sheep. I pray for Peanut and Coffee, the two rams that are missing. Send them all blessings for their safety.