Posted on September 21, 2015 by rainwolves
American pop-star and tabloid phenom, Miley Cyrus, followed her word and traveled to B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest this past weekend to learn more about the province’s controversial wolf cull.
Earlier this month, Cyrus got the attention of British Columbians when she posted an image to her Instagram account pleading her followers to protest the annual wolf cull which allows hunters to kill as many as 200 wolves each winter in order to protect the endangered caribou population.more here
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Posted on November 10, 2012 by rainwolves
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..
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Posted on October 23, 2011 by rainwolves
We have been watching the wolves on the golf course and went for a drive too see why so many wolves have been hanging out near the golf course Continue reading
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Posted on August 20, 2011 by rainwolves
Just a short update on the pack, unfortunate I have not been able to get out, but my friend Kevin W, has and has got some amazing photos, here are two..
the lighter wolf is the Alpha Female the other is unknown maybe a few years old.
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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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