Posted on August 16, 2011 by rainwolves
Well thanks to a friend who got the shot I have been dreaming about taken, we have the proof that there are 4 new members to the pack.
We spent 4 hours hiking near the den site on Sunday, We didn’t see anything except for scat, we were told the wolves were seen closer to town that day. If the weather gets better will get back to my cams that I left behind and see if we got any photos on them.
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Posted on May 22, 2011 by rainwolves
Wild wolfs of coastal BC canada, these wolves are also known as the rainwolves, a subspecies of the timer wolf
wolf slide show
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Posted on May 19, 2011 by rainwolves
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
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Posted on May 15, 2011 by rainwolves
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.
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Posted on May 13, 2011 by rainwolves
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.
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Posted on April 15, 2011 by rainwolves
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
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Posted on April 13, 2009 by rainwolves
So a few weeks ago I was lucky to watch two wolves crossing a frozen lake. For the last 4 years I have been waiting to take a photo of a coastal wolf in the snow, I finally got my chance. this guy watched for a few min before running across the frozen lake into the bush, the other wolf was waiting for traffic to slow down before he headed out across the frozen ice.
here are a few photos.
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