Skip to comments.Alaskan wolves losing fear of humans
Posted on 11/08/2010 5:45:10 PM PST by george76
Wolves "losing a fear of humans" have people in Anchorage, Alaska, fearfully asking officials for action, authorities say.
Although many people are lured to Alaska for its wilderness and many choose to reside either in a wilderness setting or close to it, when the wild things come into their back yards, they get jittery as one resident became when a pet beagle was allegedly dragged into the woods by wolves, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
"I really hope that an action plan to eliminate this problem will be acted upon before another pet -- or God forbid, a child -- is killed," Candis Olmstead wrote in a letter to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
Why would it come as a surprise to anyone that if wolves were able to repopulate an area where men lived that wolves would again begin to prey upon men?
If there’s a trigger there I sure didn’t see it. :)
Wolves fear humans...that is the reason to bare teeth.
All animals lose fear of Humans when we stop hunting them.
Maybe you could just photoshop out the finger. After having a moment to reflect about the broad-er context *ahem* of the picture, I do believe there is plenty else to recommend posting it again with the naughty part concealed.
Of course they’re losing their fear. They now know a whole new level of terror: Sarah Palin with a rifle - the Chuck Norris of the Alaskan Tundra.
That 700 looks pretty good...
Thanks for the link.
Sorry for the double
Is that wolf eating a jelly doughnut? Sure looks like it. I wouldn’t be able to blame the wolf for growling if that’s the case.
Recoil would probably send her back faster than the round went forward.
Hear tell those GPS collars have been clocked at 70 mph down interstates ....odd they stop at truck stops as well.
Weird migratory habits of late.
If you talk about the total of human history wolves have killed more humans than bears.
Bears are omnivores and opportunist. They typically do not hunt humans.
Wolves are carnivores and will hunt humans given the chance.
It is only resent history that has made the wolf seem less dangerous and only because the wolfs numbers have been so drastically reduced in comparison to the bear.
Not worth it. Besides no semi’s around these parts.
Beagles don’t belong in Alaska?? How the heck do ya run snowshoe rabbits outta the bramble?? he said with a smirk...
Utilizing basic survival skills in relation to encounters with wildlife, Mattson began yelling and screaming at the animal and making himself appear larger - a bluff to make the animal leave. "These wolves didn't leave at all. It appeared as if they had no fear of humans at all," said Mattson.
True story told to me by my Canadian wife about her uncle:
He was taken into the wilderness in Quebec with a friend experienced with the wild. They lit a fire. He was told that whenever you see “two amber lights,” shoot at it. There were a good number of these showing up through the night. When morning came, they were surrounded by dead wolves, and turned in the ears for the bounty.
Within the city limits of Anchorage is some serious wilderness. Bears are common. Moose live in town and casually walk the streets, step over 6 foot fences to raid gardens. Eagles take small pets regularly if left off leash.
Coyotes abound in San Diego and take pets regularly there as well. So what’s new other than the wolf population is increasing in Alaska?
Of course you didn’t - her finger is right on top of it, blocking your view of it!
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