Wild wolfs of coastal BC canada, these wolves are also known as the rainwolves, a subspecies of the timer wolf
The female alpha wolf has most likely had her pups, the wolves will stay close to the den site until Aug; then usually the pack goes out and shows the new wolves the area, its during this time when the wolves can be anywhere near town, golf course, water front, seaplane base, hospital or your back yard. We ask all pet owners to keep pets on a leach, out of areas that are more likely frequent by wolves, and that all pet food kept inside. Garbage is in garbage bins with lids.
A fed wolf is a dead wolf. Here is a list of things you can do to help.
Tips for avoiding conflicts:
Wolves are shy and generally avoid humans. Most people will never see a wolf, let alone
have a conflict with one. Wolves can, however, lose their fear of humans through habituation and may approach camping areas, homes or humans. When this happens, there is an increased possibility for conflict between wolves and humans. Below are guidelines that you can follow to
decrease the chance of wolf habituation and conflict while living and visiting wolf country.
Living in wolf country:Do not feed wolves.
Feed all pets indoors; leave no food outdoors.
Dispose of all food and garbage in cans with
Do not feed wildlife: attracting any prey
animal may attract wolves.
Hang suet feeders at least 7 feet above the surface of the ground or snow.
Don’t leave pets unattended outside: dogs and cats are easy targets for wolves.
If pets must be unattended in the yard, keep them in a kennel with a secure top.
Install motion sensor lights, as they may help keep wolves away.
Camping in wolf country:
Cook, wash dishes and store food away
from sleeping areas.Pack out or dispose of garbage and leftover food properly. Watching wolves in wolf country: While seeing a wolf is a memorable experience, like any other wild animal, you should use caution when they are close. Keep the following things in mind while you are viewing them:
Do not feed wolves.
Do not entice wolves to come closer.
Do not approach wolves.
Leave room for a wolf to escape.
Do not allow a wolf to approach any
closer than 300 feet.
Aggressive or fearless wolves
in wolf country:
If a wolf acts aggressively (growls or snarls)
or fearlessly (approaches humans at a close
distance without fear) take the following actions:1
Raise your arms and wave them in the air
to make yourself look larger.
Back away slowly; do not turn your
back on the wolf.
Make noise and throw objects at the wolf.
It is important to keep wolf attacks in perspective.
There has never been a documented case of a
healthy, wild wolf killing a person in North
America. Most wolves are not dangerous to
humans and there is a greater chance of being
killed by lightning, bee sting or car collision
with a deer than being injured by a wolf.
The injuries that have occurred were caused
by a few wolves that became fearless of humans
due to habituation. Nonetheless, like bears and
cougars, wolves are instinctive predators that
should be kept wild and respected.
Suspend food, toiletries and garbage
out of reach of any wildlife.
Keep pets near you at all times.
From International Wolf Center
Traveling to Prince Rupert bc, you may see black bears, deer and if you are lucky a wolf, as one gets closer to Prince Rupert a chance encounter alongside the highway goes up. Many individuals have mistaken wolves as dogs. and a few wolves have been unlucky and hit by vehicles.
These pictures were taken by Stephen, a local charter boat operator, Again thanks for letting me post this to this site.
Due to some concerns from local individuals, they have politely requested the removal of the photos of the dog and wolves together as it paints a picture that dogs and wolves can co-assist together. And in fact that this is not the case and in most encounters the dog will become the victim of a mauling or death.
Warning to all dog and cat owners, wild animals, whether its wolves, deer, porcupines, cougar’s frequent the area of Prince Rupert, BC. It’s your responsibility not to put your pets into danger.