Skip to comments.Wolves attack joggers' dogs on Fort Rich
Posted on 12/22/2007 9:09:14 AM PST by george76
'They were not afraid of us,' woman says.
Neither the three women nor their dogs heard the pack of wolves creeping up behind them as they jogged on Artillery Road in the frigid morning air.
One minute it was peaceful. Then she glanced back and saw the pack of about eight wolves spanning the road, only a few feet behind.
A melee ensued, accompanied by screaming, snarling, blood and pepper spray.
"It was the most terrifying thing I've ever been through."...
The increasingly emboldened Elmendorf wolf pack is blamed for killing one dog and wounding another in Eagle River this week as Anchorage saw its seventh wolf attack in the past month, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The wolves, possibly led by a hungry pack leader in search of easy meals, seem to have taken to attacking dogs during the day, even when groups of people are present, Anchorage-area wildlife biologist Rick Sinnott said.
"That's definitely a bit of escalation on the wolves' part," Sinnott said.
Wolves attack chained-up dogs fairly regularly in Alaska...
But for generally people-shy wolves to attack dogs in front of humans is more unusual -- and worrisome...
(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...
So I guess 4 inches would qualify.
Can you get that to me in time for Christmas? I think I am being stalked by a Puma...
According to Girl-Friday that is what Squantos has been packing for years!
Hey Hey!!! there are young children in Utah reading this...
I saw a thing on sled dogs, and it seems that putting them out on a “chain line” at night is SOP. One chain, each dog spaced apart so they can’t fight (or run off.)
I am so sorry, but I was interrupted and didn’t finish what I was going to say.
It used to be wolf enthusiasts claimed that there have been no verified wolf-on-human attacks in the Western Hemisphere during recorded history. I always thought that was ridiculous as canines are predators and will hunt anything if starving.
Kenton Joel Carnegie, 22, male...mentioned above.
Thursday 18. April 1996 Ms. Patricia Wyman, 24 years old, was attacked and killed by five adult North American grey wolves in Ontario.
In 1942, Michael Dusiak, section foreman for the Canadian Pacific Railway, was attacked by a wolf while patrolling a section of track on a speeder ...
This is but one example from British Colombia. Wolves overran Vancouver Island in the 1980s. Attacks became so common that articles were published in Canadian magazines documenting such attacks...
Wolf Attacks on humans have occurred in national parks, too. In August 1987, a sixteen-year-old girl was bitten by a wild wolf in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario...
NOTE: This list of wolf attacks is by no means exhaustive. They are simply listed to show that attacks have occurred both in the wild and other settings.
Since historians seem to be having problems digging up this information, here are a few documented cases of wolves killing and/or injuring humans. Although wolves should not be excessively feared, and wolves that kill humans are very rare, we do need the truth told by someone.
Wolf attacks on humans seem to occur mostly in places where the general population is unarmed and/or where wolves are protected.
The low number of recent historical encounters within the U.S. borders as compared to India, for instance, are probably due to the fact that during the period of Americas written history almost every citizen went about armed and seldom passed up a chance to shoot at a wolf.
Protected animals lose their fear of humans.
A grandfather hiking a trail...with his 4-year-old grandson was attacked yesterday by a coyote, but saved the youngster by grappling with the animal as it continued to bite him.
Arthur Cole, 76, was attacked...by a 40-pound gray coyote, according to police.
His grandson, Nicholas, escaped unhurt and ran the half-mile to his grandparents’ house...
When Arthur’s wife and Nicholas’ dad asked, “Where’s Grampy?” the youngster replied, “A wolf got him,” ...
Peter Cole, who was visiting his parents, jumped into his truck, drove to the development’s community center and ran down the trail. “I was yelling for my father. He yelled to me, and he was lying on top of the coyote,” ... “I tried to kill it, but there was nothing I could really do.”
Peter called 911 on his cell phone and police and firefighters arrived.
“We got there and found the guy on top of the animal,” firefighter Jamie Desautels said. “The guy basically saved his grandson.”
Time to start whacking the Lefty enviros who insisted wolves be reintroduced to areas where they'd already been sensibly eliminated many years ago.
Time for envirals to stop their lyin’ and minimising of predator attacks.
I think everyone here could just about predict what any news report will say about any predator attack. It is scripted and predictable;
“... the woman was jogging alone...” or the child left the group or... the hikers were wearing bug spray... or the wolf/cougar/sasquatch was diseased/young/old/lame/starved out/encroached on/feelings hurt/bad childhood (pup-hood) ... etc
They never just say straight up that humans a far easier prey than wild critters.
The whole point of predator intros and the ESA are to prevent human use of the habitat region.
In calif there is a project afoot to intro grizzly to the hills between Bakersfield and Santa Barbara. That is a stealthy way to close off that entire range to any kind of use by humans; grazing, quarries etc — other than approved recreation of course... maybe less than that.
www ecomafia com/wheresthebears/index.html
“...More detailed studies of the habitat, an intensive education program, ...will be necessary before the first animals are released. It is expected that this can be completed in 5-10 years with adequate funding. As the California Condor recovers in this area, monies for condor recovery can be transferred to Grizzly Bear recovery.”
Of course Smedley. We must continue these programs in order to maintain our payroll.
It is just endless money for critter farms and bio/eco programs. Ahh — have a cigar ...
They will also try to ban all recreation , too.
No hiking, no bikes, no camping...nothing.
other than approved recreation of course
SSS = Superior Security Service, I presume?
hhh = holy hot handbag?????
Good case for carrying. Shooting them would have stopped them.
Good Lord, that’s huge.
Reminds me of what was called buffalo wolves mentioned in the Little House books.
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