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Motorcyclist snaps pics of wolf as it chases him on highway
CalgarySun ^ | June 12, 2013 | Corrie DiManno

Posted on 06/13/2013 4:37:59 PM PDT by Daffynition

BANFF, Alta. — A Banff man took the phrase “pics or it didn’t happen” to another level over the weekend when he managed to snap photos of a wolf chasing him down the highway while riding his motorcycle.

Tim Bartlett was travelling north on Hwy. 93 South in Kootenay National Park on Saturday afternoon when a wolf crossed a lane of traffic to try to intercept his motorcycle. Bartlett rode for another 100 metres up the highway before looking back to watch the wolf, which had stopped in the middle of the road before making its way back into the trees.

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1 posted on 06/13/2013 4:37:59 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

“I live here, and it looks as if you are just passing through. Besides, I thought you were an elk.”


2 posted on 06/13/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Daffynition

He should have just stopped and let the wolf catch him. They’re really funny when they actually catch the vehicle they’re chasing. What could possibly go wrong?


3 posted on 06/13/2013 4:41:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

All the more reason to take a liberal with you.
Hey, wolves gotta eat too


4 posted on 06/13/2013 4:44:02 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

Good point. “Hey, Bob, you remember that story about the sleigh riders in Siberia? And how they were chased by wolves? And how they solved it? See ya, Bob.”


5 posted on 06/13/2013 4:45:40 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
What could possibly go wrong?


6 posted on 06/13/2013 4:45:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Billthedrill
They’re really funny when they actually catch the vehicle they’re chasing.

Reminds me of those storm chasers the other week.

7 posted on 06/13/2013 4:45:52 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: 1rudeboy

8 posted on 06/13/2013 4:47:05 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Pretty spooky.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 4:49:16 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Daffynition

10 posted on 06/13/2013 4:49:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Daffynition
Still not as impressive as the guy who pulled over in Yellowstone and had a grizzly chase a wounded bison right past him...


11 posted on 06/13/2013 4:50:15 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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12 posted on 06/13/2013 4:51:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: mylife
Fast food. Yummmmmm!


13 posted on 06/13/2013 4:51:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Joe 6-pack

>> the guy who pulled over

Looks like he’s taking the shots standing there in the middle of the road.

Impressive photos.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 4:53:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Dark Wing

Look at all the pictures in this thread.


15 posted on 06/13/2013 4:55:10 PM PDT by Thud
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To: Mike Darancette; Billthedrill

The reason dogs , wolves chase vehicles is because they are noisy and irritate the hell out of the animal. Not only that but they give off noxious odors which screw up the animals sense of smell. When they catch it they bite it because they’re trying to kill it or run it off.


16 posted on 06/13/2013 4:56:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Billthedrill

‘He should have just stopped and let the wolf catch him.’

The wolf was later spotted going on-line to order some rocket-sled paws from the Acme store.

BTW, what goes best with Canadian, white or red wine?


17 posted on 06/13/2013 4:57:38 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Joe 6-pack

18 posted on 06/13/2013 4:58:38 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Delta Dawn

Fava beans...and a fine Chianti...


19 posted on 06/13/2013 4:59:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JoeProBono

This is gonna sound stupid.. but that wolf wanted a ride. That was actually a hitchhiking attempt.

Had one, I know how they think.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 5:00:20 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Daffynition

From my cold dead carcass.


21 posted on 06/13/2013 5:03:28 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: SLB

There’s something you don’t see everyday.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 5:05:55 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: txhurl

23 posted on 06/13/2013 5:07:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Delta Dawn
Hey, eh, hoser, just a, eh, minute, huh?

It's Elsinore beer!

Now take off!!!

Cook me some more back bacon, that wolf is hungry!!!

24 posted on 06/13/2013 5:10:23 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

I have that movie. Classic!


25 posted on 06/13/2013 5:14:14 PM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: Daffynition

My Siberian Husky looks just like that....she has one gold eye and one blue eye. People often mistake Alyeska for a wolf. That’s why she wears a very bright neon orange collar. She’s actually a pussy cat in wolf’s clothing.....is now 14 years old and rather crippled. She’s starting to lose bladder control and is in some pain (mostly controlled with some meds from the vet) I’m afraid we may have to put her down soon. It will break my heart, but I will not let her suffer.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 5:16:36 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: JoeProBono

lol, that’s like that TV show Once Upon A Time. Little Red Riding Hood...is a werewolf


27 posted on 06/13/2013 5:16:47 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: TheStickman

what’s worse, a wolf chasing someone on a bike, or them taking pictures LOL


28 posted on 06/13/2013 5:17:54 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Daffynition

Damn. That’s a big wolf...not that size matters.


29 posted on 06/13/2013 5:22:27 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Daffynition
...a wolf chasing him down the highway while riding his motorcycle....

How did the wolf get his motorcycle to chase him on?

30 posted on 06/13/2013 5:22:47 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The hell with the chase...we're talking levitating bear here...


31 posted on 06/13/2013 5:25:15 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Daffynition

All canines just HATE motorcycles. Biting the tires off them is what they crave and dream about at night!

Even a wolf!


32 posted on 06/13/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Daffynition

So cute when they’re sleeping like that.


33 posted on 06/13/2013 5:27:43 PM PDT by kaboom
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To: Joe 6-pack
Whoa!!!

Now those pic's were awesome!!!

34 posted on 06/13/2013 5:28:54 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: UCANSEE2

You must be part dog....


35 posted on 06/13/2013 5:30:45 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wow,

Bear: “Its suppertime MOFO, come back here!”

Buffalo: “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin, butt head!”

I’m sure it ended up badly for the buffalo, but hey, the bear has gotta eat too.


36 posted on 06/13/2013 5:31:44 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Size - 150lbs - does matter in a wolf. At that size, they can clamp your throat and drag you off like a bunny.

Imagine the european wolves that clandestinely mated with the English Mastiffs the Lords and King kept... 300lbs of pure nightmare that kept you from poaching the King’s deer and more than likely spawned the Werewolf meme 500 years ago.


37 posted on 06/13/2013 5:33:51 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Osage Orange

The stunning thing about that series of photos is a guy was standing in the middle of the road taking those photos as the bear ran by him.


38 posted on 06/13/2013 5:33:54 PM PDT by mware
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To: Daffynition

At least he wasn’t texting while driving.


39 posted on 06/13/2013 5:39:21 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: txhurl
Well, it size does matter I guess. The little ones can kill you one nip at a time and the big ones can kill you at one chop.

My point was, whatever their size...if you have no defense, they are all deadly.

40 posted on 06/13/2013 5:40:00 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Daffynition
I guess this will help explain missing cyclists in the Calgary, Alberta, area. I wonder if the wolf has a preference for rice burners or Harleys?
41 posted on 06/13/2013 5:40:54 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: RoosterRedux
I checked out the youtube on the story. The buffao actually got away although it had severe burns, apparently from one of the hot springs.

The rangers put it down the next day.

42 posted on 06/13/2013 5:43:21 PM PDT by mware
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To: Delta Dawn

LOL!


43 posted on 06/13/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
I’m sure it ended up badly for the buffalo, but hey, the bear has gotta eat too.

The buffalo got away from the bear, but the fish and game had the buffalo put down the next day because of the burns on his legs. (standing in boiling geyser water during very cold weather).

44 posted on 06/13/2013 6:02:39 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh, goodness, that Bison was in bad shape....Thank goodness we reintroduced all those Wolves into Yellowstone! My understanding is the rabbit and squirrel population exploded after that.


45 posted on 06/13/2013 6:06:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Billthedrill
I once had some neighbors with a pack of dogs that would chase me down a dirt road nipping at the tires of my pickup, so I just tied a burlap bag in the wheel spokes.

You should have seen what happened when they bit that.

46 posted on 06/13/2013 6:52:34 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

My dad grew up in the mountains of eastern Kentucky around 1920. He said they had trees with ladders and rocks set up along trails to escape the wolves. He spent a few nights trapped while the wolves surrounded his perch. They killed a number of people accordding to him and my gramdmom.


47 posted on 06/13/2013 7:42:28 PM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: martin_fierro

Might be good for a mc ping, eh?


48 posted on 06/13/2013 9:54:23 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Bite me.

I say, breeding out *wind in your face* from a dog is impossible.


49 posted on 06/13/2013 11:43:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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50 posted on 06/13/2013 11:45:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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