JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to kill three or four wolves that have brazenly approached homes in Jackson in northwest Wyoming.

Wolf manager Mike Jimenez (hih-MEN'-ez) says there have been numerous sightings of wolves, beginning in late December, that show the animals have made residential areas part of their territory.

He tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/A3JqcQ ) that it appears the wolves are becoming habituated to people and houses.

Jimenez says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials had considered relocating the animals, but decided against it because there aren't many places to relocate wolves.

He says killing the wolves won't have an adverse effect on Wyoming's wolf population.