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Wolf attacks trapper on snowmachine near Tok ( Alaska )
News-Miner ^ | Dec 17, 2012 | Tim Mowry

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 man’s 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.”

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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.”

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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

(Excerpt) Read more at newsminer.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: ar; attacked; wolf; wolfattack; wolfattacked; wolfattacks; wolves
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1 posted on 12/18/2012 7:28:20 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

How the wolf got on that snow machine, we’ll never know.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 7:33:54 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: george76

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShE27Hst_NM


3 posted on 12/18/2012 7:35:29 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: george76

Wonder what they were “trapping”? Wolves?


4 posted on 12/18/2012 7:37:06 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: SIDENET

have you seen the movie, The Grey? Depressing crap.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 7:37:53 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: george76

Mistake #1...riding a Ski-Doo.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 7:38:04 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: george76

“• 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.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 7:38:04 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Her soft tissues were ripped out and consumed while she was still alive.

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did we need to know that?


8 posted on 12/18/2012 7:40:11 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: george76

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”

TT

(I actually posted minute by minute, real time updates, while it was happening)


9 posted on 12/18/2012 7:42:34 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Chickensoup

“did we need to know that?”

Yes, perhaps you’ll be outraged enough to join the fight against releasing any more of these predators.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 7:43:25 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TexasTransplant

shot guns work better

just sayin


11 posted on 12/18/2012 7:44:13 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TexasTransplant
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”

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.

/johnny

12 posted on 12/18/2012 7:47:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: max americana

“have you seen the movie, The Grey?”

Horrible movie.


13 posted on 12/18/2012 7:50:13 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Aria

***** “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.

TT


14 posted on 12/18/2012 7:56:28 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: max americana; Rebelbase

What was the grizzly bear attack movie, with the plane crash? The Edge, I think?


15 posted on 12/18/2012 7:58:45 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: george76
Wolf attacks trapper on snowmachine near Tok ( Alaska )

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.

16 posted on 12/18/2012 8:03:40 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: max americana

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.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 8:04:21 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: driftdiver

***** “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)

TT

Now I have a single shot 22 that shoots subs, but no Chickens or Ducks... Spring is just around the corner.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 8:05:41 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

****** “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

TT


19 posted on 12/18/2012 8:14:27 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Aria

Critters like martens, wolverines, and weasels can also have high value.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 8:19:05 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TexasTransplant
I ordered some Sailor Boy Pilot Bread from a Co in Anchorage Alaska

Can't you buy it in stores in Texas? It's available in stores in Alaska.

21 posted on 12/18/2012 8:19:14 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: TexasTransplant

I thought I saw on a show that the trappers make some money on their pelts. Wild Alaska or something like that. Just asking.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 8:27:46 PM PST by Pit1 (Nobama.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

****** “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.

TT


23 posted on 12/18/2012 8:29:04 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
What was the grizzly bear attack movie, with the plane crash? The Edge, I think?

This?

24 posted on 12/18/2012 8:29:53 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: TexasTransplant

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.


25 posted on 12/18/2012 8:31:26 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: george76

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.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 8:31:26 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Yeah, I was hoping the bear would eviserate Arec Bardwin...


27 posted on 12/18/2012 8:34:31 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: TexasTransplant

DON’T MESS WITH THE BADGERS......


28 posted on 12/18/2012 8:37:41 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: george76
A single black wolf grabbed my arm

A-Ooooooo

His hair was perfect.

29 posted on 12/18/2012 8:38:27 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Redcitizen

I bet you wont do that again.......ever....;^)


30 posted on 12/18/2012 8:41:17 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Amberdawn
Arec Barrwin!
31 posted on 12/18/2012 8:53:21 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Redcitizen; JRandomFreeper

***** “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

TT


32 posted on 12/18/2012 8:53:27 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: george76
It's a learned behavior...


33 posted on 12/18/2012 8:58:05 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: SIDENET

Beat me to it. LOL!


34 posted on 12/18/2012 8:59:36 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: george76

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.


35 posted on 12/18/2012 9:01:30 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Pit1

***** “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.

TT


36 posted on 12/18/2012 9:05:55 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: EEGator

Lol!


37 posted on 12/18/2012 9:09:02 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: george76

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...


38 posted on 12/18/2012 9:09:52 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: george76
Here's a shot of the "three inch gash" he suffered:

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?

39 posted on 12/18/2012 9:22:02 PM PST by stormer
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To: Red Badger; TexasTransplant; JRandomFreeper

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.


40 posted on 12/18/2012 9:24:38 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

Whack it with a short stick. They really like that......


41 posted on 12/18/2012 9:26:38 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: TexasTransplant

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.


42 posted on 12/18/2012 9:30:17 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: george76

Go into a wolf’s dinning room, expect to be dinner.


43 posted on 12/18/2012 10:20:19 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: TexasTransplant
” there is no money in wolf pelts” WRONG!!! Moscow Hide and fur catalog: Tammed wolf hides $399 to $699 depending on condition and size. Skunk around $60 to $70. otter, $200 to $300. coyote, $75 to $175. cougar , $700 to $1400. Lynx, around $500. wolvering, close to $1000. and this is just a few of their entries. Find them online if interested.
44 posted on 12/18/2012 10:23:44 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: GSP.FAN

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.


45 posted on 12/18/2012 11:12:59 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: TexasTransplant

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.


46 posted on 12/18/2012 11:25:42 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Bulwyf
"Getting bitten by a wolf isn't what it's cracked up to be..."


47 posted on 12/18/2012 11:35:40 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Rebelbase; max americana

What’s that movie about?


48 posted on 12/19/2012 12:04:48 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

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.


49 posted on 12/19/2012 12:17:01 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: max americana
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.

50 posted on 12/19/2012 12:20:25 AM PST by beaversmom
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