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Wolf kills, eats dog after battle with owner during daylight attack near Haines
Chilkat Valley News ^ | TOM MORPHET

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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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alaska; wolf; wolfattack; wolfattacks; wolves
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 8:47:25 PM PDT by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid

Yikes! Imagine what a 10 mill would have done to the wolf though!


2 posted on 03/17/2014 8:51:45 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: skeptoid

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.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 8:56:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: skeptoid

Sad - looks Newfie. Poor baby.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 8:57:28 PM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: skeptoid
Bochart said the attack rattled the surviving dogs and made her more cautious about going outdoors with pets, but she's not making any big changes, like carrying a gun on her hikes, as someone has suggested.

"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.


You can't fix Eloi stupid.
5 posted on 03/17/2014 9:00:52 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: skeptoid

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.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 9:06:29 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Yeah, but she's 24 and grew up right there, and still says ""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," It's been horribly cold in the pass with windchills to 50 below for extended periods this winter. Makes a wolf desperately hungry.
7 posted on 03/17/2014 9:09:52 PM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: skeptoid

Carnivores. It’s what they do.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 9:12:31 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Zhang Fei

“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.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 9:12:37 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: Zhang Fei
"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.

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.

10 posted on 03/17/2014 9:15:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sivad

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.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 9:16:36 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: bigbob

Right; kinda like great whites.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 9:18:43 PM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: skeptoid

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.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 9:19:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 9:20:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: peteyd

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.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 9:23:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow
How does

"“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?

16 posted on 03/17/2014 9:35:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: skeptoid

I would have given it an axe kick!


17 posted on 03/17/2014 9:38:33 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: skeptoid

Poor dog died for his owner’s complete STUPIDITY!


18 posted on 03/17/2014 9:44:03 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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!”.

I’m sorry.
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??

Nope.

Dead wolf.

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.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 9:45:29 PM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Paladin2

You were not supposed to notice that.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 9:47:00 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Paladin2

It logically fits right in there somewhere between the apparent extended telepathic exchange she had with the wolf and poor Mason being devoured.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 9:48:03 PM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: skeptoid

1. Wolves are not dogs. They are related, but ALL wild.

2. If thst was my dog attacked....click ..click..boom.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 9:50:29 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: skeptoid

I think sanctions are called for.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 9:58:15 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: skeptoid

If a wolf killed our lab my wife would kick open the gates of hell to kill it.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 9:58:47 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: vpintheak

Or even a couple of 100 pound Dobermans or German Shepherds. Wolf would of backed off fast. What’s she walking in Alaska. ..Chiwawawas?


25 posted on 03/17/2014 10:04:27 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Darren McCarty
All I can say is ... wow. Nobody commenting about this dimwit's "courage" in "refusing to escalate" the situation at the source website seems to have much compassion for her poor dog. So, some animals apparently are more equal than others.

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.

26 posted on 03/17/2014 10:05:20 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Blackirish
..Chiwawawas?

A husky-lab-rottweiler mix was the dog killed, but it was 16 years old.

27 posted on 03/17/2014 10:07:53 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

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.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 10:17:17 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: skeptoid

:-(

I like dogs. I bet this poor dog went out fighting to the death to protect her owner.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 10:20:13 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: skeptoid

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.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 10:24:06 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: skeptoid

Wow! What an incredibly stupid woman.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 11:20:02 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: FredZarguna

Reminds me of that moron that became grizzly bear poop.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 11:23:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: skeptoid

She loves the wolf more than she loved the dog who died for her. This is not compassion, it is cowardice.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 11:30:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

LOL!!!


34 posted on 03/18/2014 12:08:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: All

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... )

Debbi


35 posted on 03/18/2014 12:18:56 AM PDT by hearthwench (Debbi - Mom, NaNa, and always ornery)
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To: Spartan302

I would send my expensive cordless, long distance, hole makers :
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“Schirroco 180grain .308”

Or
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“ 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”.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 12:21:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Eagles6

To be fair; “I did outrun him”.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 12:23:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

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.


38 posted on 03/18/2014 12:34:25 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Spartan302

Werx fer me!


39 posted on 03/18/2014 12:38:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Salamander

“...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.”


40 posted on 03/18/2014 12:38:23 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Zhang Fei

What an idiot.

Did she stop and think that SHE could be next on the menu?


41 posted on 03/18/2014 12:42:47 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Vendome
"I don't have out run him, Paleface, I just have to outrun you".

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.

42 posted on 03/18/2014 1:24:46 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6

He did ask why I shot him as I ran...


43 posted on 03/18/2014 1:34:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 21twelve

Excellent post!

Too bad she’ll never read it.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 2:58:13 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: metmom

With any luck.


45 posted on 03/18/2014 3:00:05 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: FredZarguna
Hopefully she's been spayed.

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.

46 posted on 03/18/2014 3:07:52 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: skeptoid

Mr. Wolf needs to meet Mr. Mossburg ... she’s just too stupid to make the introduction.


47 posted on 03/18/2014 3:08:42 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: metmom
Did she stop and think that SHE could be next on the menu?

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.

48 posted on 03/18/2014 3:18:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: skeptoid
"Area wildlife biologist {states:}... "Generally speaking, wolves avoid people and only go after dogs when nobody is around.""

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.

49 posted on 03/18/2014 3:55:15 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Eagles6

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.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 4:04:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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