Skip to comments.Dog saves family from wolf attack ( Self Defense does work )
Posted on 01/01/2008 9:43:04 PM PST by george76
Day of tobogganing almost ends in tragedy as wolves stalk children.
In the dusky northern light three days before Christmas, two Fort Nelson families came dangerously close to two hungry wolves, until the family dog, Shadow, narrowly averted disaster.
The wolves appeared quietly at about 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 22, as darkness was creeping in on the winter wonderland 100 kilometres east of Fort Nelson, where the families were tobogganing.
About 30 metres away, a sleighful of three children -- one aged four and the others aged three -- were being happily towed along the base of a hill by an all-terrain vehicle.
Father Kyle Keays was oblivious to the danger until he suddenly heard his wife's shriek from the top of the hill.
Shadow, their Rottweiler-cross, had broken from the grasp of Keays' wife and was bounding down the hill toward the wolves, who were moving in toward the children.
"I looked back and saw my dog intercept the lead wolf -- there were two of them. They were heading towards the kids and the dog came in," ...
Being too far from the children, Keays headed to his nearby work camp to grab a rifle.
"The wolves were definitely not afraid,"
There have only been a few documented cases of fatal wolf attacks in North America.
Earlier this month, wolves attacked dogs in three separate incidents in Prince Rupert, resulting in the death of a young maltese...
And a pack of wolves were also reported to have attacked three women and their dogs in Alaska last week, where wolf attacks have been increasing in frequency.
(Excerpt) Read more at canada.com ...
A story like this one is another good illustrator of why we should be allowed to carry hanguns for defense in the wild. Is is absolutely irresponsible of our governments not to permit us to legally carry handguns in the bush. I for one am never in the bush without a firearm, and a story like this one only reinforces my resolve..."
ht : ClaudeFri
Keays, a licensed hunter, followed the tracks, found the wolf about 300 metres away and shot her.
He found the wolf’s carcass the next morning, apparently half-eaten by the other wolf.
opps! Better ban rottweilers, to effective.
Up here just north of Fairbanks we are having our confrontation with a pack of wolves. They have picking off family dogs right out of the family yard
-—He found the wolfs carcass the next morning, apparently half-eaten by the other wolf.-—
Waste not, want not.
A rancher found 3 wolves on his front porch, a short distance from where I hunt and occasionally camp. There is a least one Grizzly in the area as well. I followed its tracks in the snow for quite a ways last winter. Wolves and grizzlies are protected.
Where is PETA ?
One does not expects wolves to be killing so many dogs so easily in Fairbanks.
Wolves never harm humans—just ask the Wisconsin DNR. They’re such beautiful animals. (sarcasm off)
Wolves devour dogs as a matter of course. I recall stories of wolf packs chomping their way down a dog team picket line like a buffet. There are stories of them tearing riders’ horses right out from under them but never, ever gobbling people.
Must be global warming? Er, climate change?
The comment “be allowed” just struck me. Have Canadians given up on being a free people? I guess they did through their choices at the ballot box.
Since I and every other American citizen have the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, are we going to elect those who want to take away that right come November?
If you’re really cheesed off at them, I would recommend the infamous, grisly halibut hook trap—baited halibut hooks suspended on steel cables from tree limbs. Just the right height for a wolf to jump up and grab the bait, but to be hooked through the jaw and dangle to die slowly and horribly.
Just another piece of colorful Alaskan lore I read somewhere.
Even if they don't kill you there is also rabies to consider. Wolves get bitten by other animals all the time.
The federal beaurocrazies introduced Canadian wolves to Yellowstone, tied all the federal money to Yellowstone, yet they knew the wolves would spread.
Now in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming...
The father of an Ontario man killed in a wolf attack in northern Saskatchewan says it's a relief to finally have the truth come out.
Not in Canada, but they have gun grabbers too.
When my dad worked in Thule, Greenland, he was always extremely careful as to not fall down. If he were to fall, the wolves would have advanced upon him within seconds. (And, he was also covered by associates with high speed rifles.)
Your statement about wolves never attacking humans is ridiculous. There have been more than one recent case about wolves attacking, killing, and partially eating humans - all occurring in Canada and involving wolves which have been starving. These news stories have appeared on FR. You should search for them as they’ve happened recently.
For years, enviromentalists claimed that there had never been a proven wolf attack on humans. To an environmentalist, man is the least important species on the planet.