wolves in town


wolves on golf course

Its that time of the year that the wolves start coming into town looking for a habituated deer, these deer make it easy for the wolves to kill as they are use to people and dogs.  just a few weeks ago we had a wolf come in to the back yard and come up the side of the house to the front of the house to investigate my wife and her mother.

These photos were taken this morning as the wolves were waking up, as you can see before moving on they left piles of wolf scat and started to howl and in return you could here more pack members in the far distance howling back.

I think tomorrow morning I will make my way down to get better photos if they have not moved on..

4 wolves

More photos from Stephen wolves on golf course


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.

wolf laying down
wolf laying down
wolf laying down

New Alpha female pregnant?


Its Spring time, a time for renewal a time for nature to bring in the new, Well things here on the island have changed, there looks to be a new Alpha female, we are not sure, but the photo of the wolf in this blog post, is healthy and with a lower tummy I’m guessing she is pregnant. We have not seen this wolf before, she is younger than the previous Alpha female, and this photo was taken by local Kevin Whomes. Thanks Kevin.

There have been fewer wolf reports in town the last few years, but some have been spotted, there has been a black wolf spotted on the west side of town near Water Street just last week. He seemed thin from the reports we had got.

Last year a husband and wife came to Rupert from Germany who spent a few weeks taking photos and filming the Kaien Island Wolves, I was told they were hired for a news article possible video on the coastal wolves of BC. I’m not sure of the nature of the visit, but from my understanding they had taken great photos of the pups at the Den site. I hope to be able to get out and do the same this year…
Stay tuned for more photos

Alpha female

local Update on the Kaien Island wolves


This Past weekend I spent some time around town looking for any signs that the wolves were on this side of the mountain. I never found tracks or scat, its about time that the female Alpha will be looking for a Den site. I have an idea were it might be at and will check it out this weekend.
Other then that I have heard some stories of wolves on the outskirts of town and photographed deer remains near Ominica a hot spot for sightings, a few months ago. the rib cage looked small and was most likely a doe.
I also met an individual who is working with University of Alberta and the university of Mexico and gave him some photos of the local wolves and some hair that will be genetically analyzed.

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