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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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