Skip to comments.Wolf attacks trapper on snowmachine near Tok ( Alaska )
Posted on 12/18/2012 7:28:17 PM PST by george76
FAIRBANKS A wolf attacked a Tok trapper on his snowmachine last week about 30 miles off the Taylor Highway, biting through the mans parka and three layers of clothing to put a 3-inch gash on his arm.
Lance Grangaard, 30, said he was putting along on his Ski-Doo Tundra on Thursday afternoon, coming down a frozen creek, when he saw the wolf out of the corner of his eye.
I turned in time to stick my arm up, said Grangaard, who was trapping with his father, Danny, in a remote area off the Taylor Highway known as Ketchumstuk. A single black wolf grabbed my arm and started jerking on me.
Said the elder Grangaard, You could tell he was really distraught. He had tears in his eyes. He thought the wolf was still chasing him.
Notable wolf attacks on humans in Alaska:
March 8, 2010 A 32-year-old school teacher, Candice Berner, was attacked and killed by wolves while jogging outside Chignik Lake
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How the wolf got on that snow machine, we’ll never know.
Wonder what they were “trapping”? Wolves?
have you seen the movie, The Grey? Depressing crap.
Mistake #1...riding a Ski-Doo.
“ March 8, 2010 A 32-year-old school teacher, Candice Berner, was attacked and killed by wolves while jogging outside Chignik Lake”
Her soft tissues were ripped out and consumed while she was still alive.
Her soft tissues were ripped out and consumed while she was still alive.
did we need to know that?
Yeah it happens, not as often as Moose attacks but it happens.
Last time I was attacked by a wild animal it was a Skunk (I shot it with a Sling Shot and thought it would “Run Away”) heh I was the one running... and that little bugger was trying to get in the door of my Office while he stunk up the place. Then I remembered they are in the Weasel family, (like Wolverines and Badgers) and then I went “ahhh, maybe I shouldn’t have done that”
(I actually posted minute by minute, real time updates, while it was happening)
“did we need to know that?”
Yes, perhaps you’ll be outraged enough to join the fight against releasing any more of these predators.
shot guns work better
It's good to have stories to tell.
Earning them..... That's not always so much fun at the time.
An adventure is someone you don't know having a very bad day a long, long way away.
“have you seen the movie, The Grey?”
***** “Wonder what they were trapping? Wolves?” ******
Naw ... A Trapline is for Fur-bearing animals. There is no money in Wolf Pelts, most likely Beaver, Mink and Muskrat...
They did however mention a Wolf Trapper in the article, most Varmint Trappers trap for Hire or Bounty or Fun and yeah they can sell the pelt but that is normally just a bonus, they are a GENUINE PAIN to Skin.
What was the grizzly bear attack movie, with the plane crash? The Edge, I think?
It's been bitterly cold -50+F and little snow for this time of year so it is pretty slim pickings food wise for the larger predators.
No connection to reality just pure Hollywood crap.Much like Jaws.
The alpha male is the male parent and usually the kids leave after 3 yrs to form their own family.They don’t hunt humans unless scared by humans and then in defense .
Incest and homosexuality in wolves has only been recorded in zoos not in nature.
***** “shot guns work better” *****
But alas... I live in Town and the report of that shotgun blast would have caused me more trouble than the Skunk.
(I lost 27 Ducks and 18 Chickens, but again I live in town and the fowl weren’t exactly legal either... now I have to mow the lawn and buy eggs)
Now I have a single shot 22 that shoots subs, but no Chickens or Ducks... Spring is just around the corner.
****** “It’s been bitterly cold -50+F and little snow for this time of year so it is pretty slim pickings food wise for the larger predators. “ *******
Yeah but is fun for Humans... I ordered some Sailor Boy Pilot Bread from a Co in Anchorage Alaska and asked them what the temp was there “10 Below” was her response while on my end the Ice Cream Truck was passing by and it was 80 deg here (she put it on Speaker so the rest of the Office could hear the Ice Cream truck) then I told her we had to “Pay for Cold Stuff” here.
Good yucks all around
Critters like martens, wolverines, and weasels can also have high value.
Can't you buy it in stores in Texas? It's available in stores in Alaska.
I thought I saw on a show that the trappers make some money on their pelts. Wild Alaska or something like that. Just asking.
****** “Can’t you buy it in stores in Texas? It’s available in stores in Alaska.” ******
Maybe Sams and possibly Costco but it’d different, I wanted the Original version and for what it would cost me to drive to one of those stores then join their club it was cheaper just to ship it from Alaska (bulk) besides I wouldn’t have had such a good time with the young ladies on the phone.
I chased a couple of badgers into their burrows one night. That has to be one of the craziest things I have ever done in my life.
Common sense dictates to go armed into the untamed wilderness, common sense also dictates to go armed into the “civilized” cities as well. Heck, common sense would dictate to always be armed.
This guy was lucky, very lucky. Guardian angels working overtime kind of lucky.
Yeah, I was hoping the bear would eviserate Arec Bardwin...
DON’T MESS WITH THE BADGERS......
His hair was perfect.
I bet you wont do that again.......ever....;^)
***** “I chased a couple of badgers into their burrows one night. That has to be one of the craziest things I have ever done in my life.” ******
For really Crazy, jump a pack of Javelina (Peccary) and kick one sometime... the whole pack goes nuts at the first squeal, they even attack each other in the frenzy.
My brother was camping in AZ and came back from fishing to find them tearing up his Campsite ... he tried to chase them away then kicked one and ended up a Saguaro Cactus for an hour (his Story) bleeding while they tried to get him. Then he was afraid to get down in case they came back because he was miles away from his truck and he could still hear them in the dark with nothing but a fishing pole to defend himself with.
Now that is Adventure
Beat me to it. LOL!
About the only real real reason I own an AR is that I can use it against wolves, they are fast and come at you from every direction. Was almost attacked many years ago while out on a dark winter night in Alaska, all I had with me was a stainless Ruger .338 bolt action, too slow against a pack of wolves unless I have the high ground and enough ammo.
My backup is a 10mm Glock so I have 15 and one available. And I absolutely hated that movie “The Grey” made me want to build a tree stand up high, get a thermal scope on my M1A and plenty of some kind of bait.
***** “I thought I saw on a show that the trappers make some money on their pelts. Wild Alaska or something like that. Just asking.” ******
Oh I’m sure they do but Fur-bearing animals are trapped along the creek (as was stated in the article) and they are higher dollar (the number that you can trap in a given amount of time, much easier to skin as well.
Not to mention a whole lot easier to trap (Wolves, just like our Coyotes down here) are smart ... but if you like that challenge it is more a sport than making a living.
Click through to the original article and look at the hat the guy is wearing.
I think I have an idea why a hungry wolf attacked him...
I think there may be more to this story than we're hearing, like maybe he ran his snowmachine too close to a tree and had to come up with a good story about how he ripped the shit out of his coat? Or he's looking to be the next reality TeeVee star, Mr Backwoods Wolfstalkerman?
I came out unscathed but I realized the error of my ways and yes I will never do that again. Now if you will excuse me, there’s a hornet’s nest I’m going to kick over.
Whack it with a short stick. They really like that......
I believe you about the javelinas. Wild animals that look cute are still wild. It sounds like he came out okay in the end; thats good.
Go into a wolf’s dinning room, expect to be dinner.
I liked The Grey. Liam Neeson was a good character. I’m guessing you know volumes more than me. Did he stand a chance in the final battle? Humor me, it’s Christmas.
I misread your post, thinking you were a member of the Weasel family, but caught my error while I was wondering how you learned to type so proficiently and shoot a slingshot.
What’s that movie about?
Liam Neeson gets stranded in Alaska with a bunch of oil refinery workers from a plane crash and they are slowly picked off by giant wolves who are not afraid of humans. And no, it was not a happy ending.
Oh okay. Sounds interesting. This wasn't the best movie of the last century, but I kinda liked the movie with Anthony Hopkins called The Edge. Our favourite hot headed liberal Alec Baldwin in it too. It was pretty darned spooky in a few scenes.