Stacey and the wolf


Stacey and the wolf

Stacey Lavigne my true soul mate; with out her a lot of this site would not exist, she brings out the best in me, and together we have experienced allot of exciting things, for example. Stacey came head to head with a wild coastal wolf while we were out looking for scat on day, Stacey who was about 8 months pregnant was going up a trail from a little swamp it was a bit steep so I was behind her giving her a helping hand, or a push you could say, when she turns to me and says in a quit voice there is a wolf coming down the trail, I passed her the camera, the wolf noticed Stacey coming up the very trail he was going down and turned away and walked back up a dust road. Stacey was able to get some shot’s.

Parasites In wolf Scat collected from the Kaien Island wolf pack


wolf scat

We got the results back from the wolf scat that we collected from the Kaien island wolf pack. The wolf pack consists of 8 to 9 wolves and maybe a few loners. The scat that was collected was sent to University of Saskatewan for testing. Heather Bryan of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation emailed us the results.

We detected at least 5 genera of parasite in 9 scats (1 scat wasn’t tested, as it was mostly hair).

Tapeworm eggs (Taeniids) were detected in 3 scats. Unfortunately, we can’t identify these tapeworms below the family level, as their eggs are very similar. However, they could be either from the genus Taenia or Echinococcus. Echinococcus is an important health concern for human, who can be infected by contact with contaminated faeces. We’ve sent samples of these eggs to Australia for genetic analysis. Hopefully that will tell us if there is Echinococcus in these samples. It is likely that wolves get this tapeworm by eating deer.

Five samples had oocysts of the protozoan parasite Sarcocystis. This parasite has no known implications for human health, but it can infect dogs. Wolves become infected with this parasite by eating deer.

The other parasites we detected in one sample each and include: a roundworm in the family Spiroidea, a fluke in the genus Metorchis, and an unknown roundworm larvae with a dorsal spine. Wolves might have beeen infected with Metorchis by eating fish. Metorchis can also be of concern to humans who eat raw fish.

Parasites In wolf Scat collected from the Kaien Island wolf pack


wolf scat

We got the results back from the wolf scat that we collected from the Kaien island wolf pack. The wolf pack consists of 8 to 9 wolves and maybe a few loners. The scat that was collected was sent to University of Saskatewan for testing. Heather Bryan of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation emailed us the results.

We detected at least 5 genera of parasite in 9 scats (1 scat wasn’t tested, as it was mostly hair).

Tapeworm eggs (Taeniids) were detected in 3 scats. Unfortunately, we can’t identify these tapeworms below the family level, as their eggs are very similar. However, they could be either from the genus Taenia or Echinococcus. Echinococcus is an important health concern for human, who can be infected by contact with contaminated faeces. We’ve sent samples of these eggs to Australia for genetic analysis. Hopefully that will tell us if there is Echinococcus in these samples. It is likely that wolves get this tapeworm by eating deer.

Five samples had oocysts of the protozoan parasite Sarcocystis. This parasite has no known implications for human health, but it can infect dogs. Wolves become infected with this parasite by eating deer.

The other parasites we detected in one sample each and include: a roundworm in the family Spiroidea, a fluke in the genus Metorchis, and an unknown roundworm larvae with a dorsal spine. Wolves might have beeen infected with Metorchis by eating fish. Metorchis can also be of concern to humans who eat raw fish.

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