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Troopers: Autopsy shows village teacher likely killed by wolves (Alaska)
KTUU Channel 2 ^ | 3/11/2010 | Channel 2 News staff

Posted on 03/11/2010 7:19:47 PM PST by ASOC

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An autopsy conducted Thursday shows that wolves likely killed an itinerant teacher in the southwest Alaska village of Chignik Lake, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Village residents found the body of Candice Berner, 32, a short distance from town on Monday.

Multiple injuries due to animal mauling caused Berner's death, trooper Col. Audie Holloway said, referencing a report from the state medical examiner's office.


TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: alaska; maul; rural; wildlife; wolf; wolves
Chignik Lake is in very rural Alaska (The Bush) - the village has been surrounded by a large wolf pack for some time. The woman killed (at <149 CM and under 50Kg) was a local special Ed teacher out running on a gravel road - wearing her iPod and not a 357 Mag.....

She didn't stand a chance, 3 or more 70 kg wolves attacked from behind. The autopsy showed she was still alive as the pack dragged her from the road to begin eating.

Another reason to 'dislike' the Greenies that love to tell Alaskans how to run the State. The Troopers are sending a chopper to "thin out" the wolf packs.

1 posted on 03/11/2010 7:19:47 PM PST by ASOC
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To: Tom Hawks

ping


2 posted on 03/11/2010 7:20:10 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ASOC

Sad! What a horrible way to go.


3 posted on 03/11/2010 7:22:30 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ASOC
“the village has been surrounded by a large wolf pack for some time”

I recommend a full spread of depth charges.

4 posted on 03/11/2010 7:24:54 PM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: ASOC

Does anyone still wonder why when Sarah Palin was Governor they hunted these creatures with airplanes?


5 posted on 03/11/2010 7:27:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ASOC
Farley Mowat is very disappointed ....
6 posted on 03/11/2010 7:30:29 PM PST by Ken522
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To: george76

Ping.


7 posted on 03/11/2010 7:31:19 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: brytlea

That’s an understatement.

The Troopers will be out there for a while - the SoA Fish and Fur weenie was talking about a “reduced” moose and ‘bou population.

I gotta wonder if these college educated idiots can connect the dots on what wolves eat.

I guess you have to add “school teacher” to the list - the local kids are besides themselves. She was a popular and well liked teacher.


8 posted on 03/11/2010 7:32:54 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ASOC

What’s coming down the Range. It’s going to be interesting.


9 posted on 03/11/2010 7:33:08 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: ASOC

Anyone who doesn’t think that large predators will eat people is living in a fantasy world. I’m sure before guns people were just another part of the food chain, especially kids and older people. Wolves are cool, but they do not coexist with humans and livestock very well.
I find more and more people talk about animals as if they are the same as people, so if they kill and eat a human, oh well. Of course, that’s probably because it wasn’t them or a family member killed.
My sympathies to everyone who knew this teacher.


10 posted on 03/11/2010 7:40:50 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ASOC

you mean those cute cuddly little ‘ol wolves that the left keeps trying to “save” from us big bad animal hating right?


11 posted on 03/11/2010 7:46:12 PM PST by annelizly
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To: ASOC

Man Horrible they need to do some serious thinning on the wolves, they will learn quick that humans are a very bad thing to get close too.


12 posted on 03/11/2010 7:51:20 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: ASOC
As long as guns are commonly carried wolves are smart enough to avoid humans. I imagine that these wolves have now learned that humans are easy prey.

It's a mistake to think that wild animals are going to cut us any slack simply because we are human, nature doesn't work that way. Our big brain doesn't impress a predator one damned bit but you can teach them what the smell of powder residue in a gun barrel means.

Predators can learn more about you from your smell than most people even vaguely understand.

I bred and hunted with Beagles for years, the things they could pick up with their sense of smell was mind boggling. You have to experience it to believe it.

13 posted on 03/11/2010 8:43:59 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: ASOC; LucyT
Why does Sarah Palin support shooting wolves in Alaska?

Snip: "I am outraged by Sarah Palin's promotion of this cruel, unscientific and senseless practice, which has no place in modern America," actress and animal activist Ashley Judd said in a press release. "Because she is apparently determined to continue and expand this horrific program, I am grateful that Defenders will aggressively fight to stop her. I am proud to be a part of that effort."

14 posted on 03/11/2010 9:27:19 PM PST by MamaDearest
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Prayers up for the victim and all that love her.

Shoot, shovel and shut up.


15 posted on 03/11/2010 9:39:33 PM PST by txhurl
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To: annelizly
You mean a fur covered killing machine that weighs as much as an adult human?

That travels in gangs packs and will attack almost anything?

Ya, those wolves.

16 posted on 03/11/2010 10:09:56 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: Cheetahcat

I would not be surprised to see them thinned out - completely.

Trouble is, another pack will fill in after a short period.

SO, you have to hunt them all the time, every year.

IF the Troopers can kill enuf, the area might have a couple of years for the moose herds to recover, and so gain some more time for us humans.


17 posted on 03/11/2010 10:12:23 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: MamaDearest
I am sure Ms Judd cares not in the least about this poor woman - someone who was literally eaten alive.
18 posted on 03/11/2010 10:13:55 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ASOC
She stood "about 4 feet 11 inches tall" according to an ADN article.


Photo courtesy Lake and Peninsula School District

19 posted on 03/11/2010 11:13:03 PM PST by skeptoid
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To: ASOC

I had to read your Post/Article.

Just been skippin over the good cop vs bad cop thread war that has been going on for the past week.

Every other thread at times of the day.

Thank you for posting an Article about wolves/teachers/dumb jogging alone with ear plugs and Troopers going wolf hunting.

Yah made my day. : )

(i am ignoring the other threads in hopes they BOTH fade away)


20 posted on 03/12/2010 2:16:06 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Venturer

Even a non hunter (grocery store dependent) living in the semi wild and rural rugged PNW coast
gets it now.

Chasing a pack of wolves to thin the herd on horseback would not work.

Or in Jeeps.

I have not lived in truly pure rugged wild country.

But I think our Mounted Posse is pretty cool.
: )


21 posted on 03/12/2010 2:22:12 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Venturer

Didnt they use helicoptors?


22 posted on 03/12/2010 2:22:54 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: brytlea

Dont forget insects and worms that will start to feed on ya if you lay helpless and wounded too long.

Not trying to be sarc...just the way nature recycles.


23 posted on 03/12/2010 2:24:58 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My Labs are interesting to watch in and around the property as well.

But my Doxie is like a CAT scan.


24 posted on 03/12/2010 2:28:18 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: ASOC

Wasnt there a Canadian up and coming Singer (folk) that got ate up by some wild animals a few months back while out taking a walk by herself?

I am sure there was a thread here.
Debating what type of predator got to her wolf vs. coyote or something to that affect.

Back a few years ago I was hiking with women up the mountain here and then decided to go alone for a more peacefull slow paced hike.

The Ladies let me have it, as in you big dummy dont ever go up there alone there are elkherds/coyote/mountainlion/bucks/bear....

oh. (dummy)

Uh yeah not a good idea.


25 posted on 03/12/2010 2:35:17 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: txhurl

Is wolf fur/hide usable?


26 posted on 03/12/2010 2:38:02 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: skeptoid

A mere small snack to the pack.


27 posted on 03/12/2010 2:39:58 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I should clarify CAT scan as in the diagnostic medical device.


28 posted on 03/12/2010 2:42:44 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Global2010

It can be.Wolf hair makes good trim in some cases.I have wolf hair on one of my parkas. When I shot a moose in my back yard in the dead of winter years ago and was my first attempt at butchering I found out real quick how hard it was cutting the hide with its very thick hair count, it was like cutting a short thick pile rug with a kitchen knife.


29 posted on 03/12/2010 2:47:52 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Global2010

Planes I think, but that technicality doesnt really matter much, it was the right thing to do to hunt these predators by air. Once again Sarah Palin proved right.

Not sure we shouldnt use the same method to hint down Envirowhacko’s , Of course I dont mean that, but they sure are damagaing our country more than the cause they espouse.


30 posted on 03/12/2010 3:58:28 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Somewhere, in my gigabytes of stored stuff, I have a paper that examines why wolf attacks are more common in Russia than in the Canadian/US area.

The researchers concluded that it was due to the rarity of individual firearms ownership in the USSR era (70+ years) that contributed to the much bolder behavior and predation by wolves in Russia. In the US/Canada, most wolves have had a fear of man bred into them - contact with man => death by gun.

Thanks to the tofu-nibblers, they’re starting to lose that fear in the US.


31 posted on 03/12/2010 6:08:15 AM PST by NVDave
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To: Global2010

Interestingly, I’ve never had that happen!


32 posted on 03/12/2010 6:23:22 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Global2010
Hadn’t caught that story.

Fatal wolf attacks on human are pretty scarce - I suspect that is because that most human in wolf territory are:
Situationally aware
armed
in groups of two or more
armed.

Even when we go RVing in ‘developed’ areas here, I alsways carry a 45ACP or 12 GA. Not only bears, as you have pointed out, ‘yotes and now, wolves have become an issue.

As if the asshats in DC aren't enuf aggravation.

33 posted on 03/12/2010 7:33:07 AM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: ASOC

10mm Glock, hi cap mag, my own reloads.

I live in Alaska.


34 posted on 03/12/2010 7:34:26 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Venturer

I had a simular thought run through my mind but it was more in the barberic idea of tossing those condemned to death from the planes to the wolves.

(it was a quickly fleeting thought no intention meant)


35 posted on 03/12/2010 9:09:19 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: ASOC

Canadian Singer Taylor Mitchell Dies After Brutal Coyote Attack : EcoLocalizer


36 posted on 03/12/2010 9:17:23 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Eye of Unk

LOL

45ACP, 230 gr HP and 2 spare 8 rd mags.

DOn’t leave home without it....


37 posted on 03/12/2010 4:38:29 PM PST by ASOC (In case of attack, tune to 640 kilocycles or 1240 kilocycles on your AM dial.)
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To: Global2010

Things knit with “dog hair” are significantly warmer than the same object made of wool. I have no doubt that this would also be true of things made from Alaskan wolf...


38 posted on 03/18/2010 8:29:45 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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