wolves came in to town


Golfers drive wolf pack off the fairway

By James Vassallo, The Daily News
Published: Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A lone wolf encounter is not an unusual thing for Rupert residents out walking near the golf course. A pack of eight, however, is another situation altogether.

“I had just finished having a conversation about wolves thinking ‘oh my god wouldn’t it be freaky’ and it was so weird … we saw all their ears poking up,” said Sherry Hilborn of the pack of wolves that descended on her and three companions while out walking their dogs Friday evening.

“They were spread out about six or seven feet wide up the whole stretch of the hillside. They had been stalking us, it was quite clear. They knew where to come in so our dogs did not get their scent — they were above us.”…

Conservation officers drawing up a wolf plan

By James Vassallo, The Daily News
Published: Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A pack of wolves prowling the area of the golf course has raised concerns among wildlife officials across the region.

“That was the first we heard of a pack approaching people,” said Conservation Officer Chris Price about a series of incidents involving a large group of wolves from last Friday night.

“We certainly are aware there’s a pack of wolves on Kaien Island between the dump and the golf course, but not that they’ve approached people as a group.

“We need to see if this is a one-time occurrence or if there’s a pattern of conditioning.”…

Stacey and I went out to the old dump which is beside the golf course the next day. Rupert has had alot of rain so finding tracks would be easy or at least we thought so. the dump was muddy but we did not find any wolf prints, we did howerver find hundreds of deer prints and one wild looking kitty cat.

I wrote a letter to the editor of the Daily News explaining wolf behaviour, I will post it here latter.

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