Skip to comments.Wolf kills, eats dog after battle with owner during daylight attack near Haines
Posted on 03/17/2014 8:47:25 PM PDT by skeptoid
A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she was walking with during a midday ordeal near 40 Mile Haines Highway.
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Yikes! Imagine what a 10 mill would have done to the wolf though!
The wolf will be back to eat another dog. This woman goes out into the Alaska wilderness without a firearm and won’t carry one after this event. Just dumb.
Sad - looks Newfie. Poor baby.
"I don't want it to make me fearful. Ninety-nine percent of the time you can move through the wilderness and be safe if you're respectful of large animals. It's a one-in-a-million occurrence when you meet an animal that's desperate and willing to take a chance."
"I really wouldn't want this to end with the wolf getting shot. I'd rather she just leave and live a full life somewhere else," Bochart said.
The lady needs her stupid ass kicked. She shouldn’t have outdoor
pets if she so willingly gives them up for wolf food. Carry a gun,
damn fool. The next victim of that brazen wolf might be a kid.
Carnivores. It’s what they do.
“Ninety-nine percent of the time you can move through the wilderness and be safe”...
So she should expect to be attacked about every 100th walk. If I were her, I would just skip that 100th walk, and start again on the 101st walk. That’s what I would do. Yeah. That’s what I would do.
You can't fix Eloi stupid.
Now why would the wolf go somewhere else when it just found a larder full of dogs and an idiot? I don't think it's fair for the dogs to die because the woman is an idiot, but they will because dogs give unconditional love and loyalty.
What she really should have done is try to reason with the wolf,ask the wolf what she was “feeling” at the moment she was ready to pounce on her mutt and eat it.
Crazy ass woman is, as usual, putting human emotions to an animal.
I can’t believe what I had just read.
Right; kinda like great whites.
If she wants her dogs to be eaten, or herself, or a child she might have with her then go right ahead, because that wuvable, widdle wolf doesn’t give a damn. All they see you as is a meal.
once the wolf eats all her dogs, the next time it’s hungry and she’s walking a ski pole isn’t going to give her the win.
what a favor she will do to all her eaten dogs.
while it would really be great if we could reason with wild carnivore predators,
we don’t live in a Disney animation and it doesn’t work that way.
"Ninety-nine percent of the time you can move through the wilderness and be safe..." and
"It's a one-in-a-million occurrence when you meet an animal that's desperate and willing to take a chance."
make mathematical sense?
I would have given it an axe kick!
Poor dog died for his owner’s complete STUPIDITY!
I read the whole article and I still can’t believe my own eyes.
Some of the comments were insane.
“Hannah Bochart sounds like a brave and nature-loving woman. She did all the could to protect her dogs and yet she still has compassion for the lone, starving wolf. You are a great woman!”.
No, she did *not* “do all she could” and she freely admits she will not be doing all she can, in the future.
For me, the article would have been overflowing with repeated mentions of bullets.
LOTS of bullets, much blood and a dead wolf.
None of that pathetic, emotion-projecting, creepily detailed narrative she spewed.
This went on for 20 minutes??
Very DEAD wolf.
Instead, there is now an even more emboldened wolf who knows it can kill with people nearby without fear of harm to itself.
In a week, it will be hungry again.
Hope people keep their kids inside.
You were not supposed to notice that.
It logically fits right in there somewhere between the apparent extended telepathic exchange she had with the wolf and poor Mason being devoured.
1. Wolves are not dogs. They are related, but ALL wild.
2. If thst was my dog attacked....click ..click..boom.
I think sanctions are called for.
If a wolf killed our lab my wife would kick open the gates of hell to kill it.
Or even a couple of 100 pound Dobermans or German Shepherds. Wolf would of backed off fast. What’s she walking in Alaska. ..Chiwawawas?
But it seems to me that while she is free to collect a 2014 Darwin Award for herself -- and may it come soon -- her dogs have every right to expect her protection; I have little doubt that they would be willing to protect her. In exchange for their loyalty they get to be designated wolf-vittles by this "courageous" moron. Wow. Hopefully she's been spayed.
A husky-lab-rottweiler mix was the dog killed, but it was 16 years old.
It almost brought me to tears. My dog would do ANYTHING for me. I dogsitfor my neighbor. His golden thinks my property is her territory and ‘greets’ me accordingly (jump lick lick). That dog is family as well and would give her life to protect me. Knowing that , would I dispatch a wolf that invades? Damn right I would. Legal or not.
I like dogs. I bet this poor dog went out fighting to the death to protect her owner.
All the right reasons to own an M1A with either a green laser illuminator (Cabelas) thats basically a long range very tight beam light, or a thermal scope (very expensive)loaded with 150gr Barnes Triple shocks in a 20 round mag.
get yourself up in a tree cache (tree stand, hunter stand etc) at least 25 feet up in something a brownie cannot pull down or a blackie cannot climb, have a 15 lb propane tank and a heater or haul some batteries in and use some heated clothing.
use bait, yeah thats where you need to be imaginative.
Read all about those feral hog hunters down south and just adapt for the environment. I have lost several of my cats over the years, some I suspect to eagles, some I suspect to a fox or wolf. I have no love for wolves here in Alaska, maybe way out on the northern range yes, but not in my neighborhood.
Wow! What an incredibly stupid woman.
Reminds me of that moron that became grizzly bear poop.
She loves the wolf more than she loved the dog who died for her. This is not compassion, it is cowardice.
I live in northern Idaho. I do not take my little dog out without the shotgun. Wolves DO attack during the day. The hunts here have not even scratched the surface of the wolf overpopulation problem here.
I hear it is not as bad as in the far southwest, AZ or NM? Kids have to wait in cages for the school bus.
General rule is- SSS. I hope the grizzlies keep ignoring our property. Still, I prepare for it occurring. Luckily, they are not attracted to a garden surrounded by tobacco plants. (laughing... )
I would send my expensive cordless, long distance, hole makers :
“Schirroco 180grain .308”
“ Hornady 300 Whisper® A-Max® .308 Remington 208-Grain
I love my dogs and care about them so much, only the best will do for them.
Besides, they’re babies and probably couldn’t fend for themselves.
That’s what I’m for.... I Would Go “Medieval” on that bass tuhrd”.
To be fair; “I did outrun him”.
Wrap a stainless steel brillo pad, you know the real coarse one of coils in several layers of intestine or sausage wrap with some meat, freeze it and then use your imagination, I was told to some extent works much like taking a long sliver of cartilage and wrapping it around moose or caribou meat, make a frozen ball, bear or wolf guzzles it down and the cartilage rips out their intestines thats what the local natives use out in the Alaska bush.
Werx fer me!
“...still has compassion for the lone, starving wolf.”
If she REALLY had compassion for the would have fed her other dogs to it as well. I mean, it was STARVING. Like the Good Book says, “if a wolf eats your Newfie, give it your Lab as well.”
What an idiot.
Did she stop and think that SHE could be next on the menu?
What sidearm do most hunting guides carry in brown bear country?
Answer: .22 LR revolver. You shoot the nearest tourist in the knee then run like hell.
He did ask why I shot him as I ran...
Too bad she’ll never read it.
With any luck.
Damn straight...this 10 on the richter scale IDIOT should not be allowed to pass her DNA on to children. She should have her head slammed against the tree she worships until some common sense is knocked loose. The wolf should be able to live his full life...but NOT your loyal pet??? This jackass must be related to that moron who was eaten by bears a few years back.
Mr. Wolf needs to meet Mr. Mossburg ... she’s just too stupid to make the introduction.
I don't think she'd mind...neither would all those new-age college level women slobbering all over her 'compassion' for the wolf in the comments...drop them all into a pit with that wolf and a few of his friends, and let them have at it.
Sarah Palin's dog would still be alive.
Wolfs only avoid people in areas were experience taught them that people are armed and dangerous.
Wolfs who only encounter people stupid enough to be unarmed would NOT avoid people - but would seek them out as a food source.
Weren’t there two morons, the guy and his girlfriend? Yes, I just looked it up. I was surprised to see so many posts go by before someone brought up the comparison. Similar absurd attitude towards wildlife for sure.