More wolves Shot In Town.


4 wolf pups in one yearBecause of the citizen complaints this year, the wolf pack is being decimated, first and foremost a habituated wolf is a dead wolf, once a wolf looses its fear of humans and understands that humans = food they will move closer to the new food source. I think the wolves in town have moved in closer this year as the pack has changed over the last 4 years, these wolves are younger and inexperienced maybe I’m being a bit naive but these wolves are well fed unlike the pack of 6 years ago that I photographed, these wolves in town are well fed and mostly moved into town not because they are going after feral cats and our garbage but because of the habituated deer. Prince Rupert has a large deer population and because they don’t fear man or their pets they make easy prey for the wolves. I have walked behind Ominica Ave towards Mount Hays and its littered with deer skeletons.

When the wolves came into town to hunt the deer they also had an another food source our garbage so many people put their garbage out at the road edge in the evening with out proper garbage cans this attacks animals mostly crows and seagulls but of late also the wolves.

We live in the middle of the forest we are surrounded by thick rain forest and ocean with its many coastal islands this area has a rich and diverse eco system that has been hear far longer then any human. just because humans build a town on an island we expect to push the wild life out,I have heard people talk about why these animals don’t stay in the forest or why they cant stay out of city limits. but the reality is that animals cant read and have no understanding of property lines and city limits.

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One Response

  1. This is very troubling! Humans need more respect! How do we educate them … Quickly? If we see the wolves, we make noise and lots of it. 2 weeks ago, we had a wolf visit. Our Karelian Bear dog was thankfully leashed, but she was wanting to kill the last wolf that showed up behind our house (9th E/Hays Creek). She is a primitive breed so “speaks their language” when she goes into primitive-mode. I’ve been told by experts that Karelians can, and will kill a wolf. She made such a stink that the wolf seemed to decide to leave the area … quickly. I am willing, if their is an aversion program, to bring my Bear dog – as long as she is on leash and I can use bear spray to protect her.
    KB

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