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DNA samples confirm wolves killed Southwest Alaska teacher
Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 7th, 2011 | DAN JOLING

Posted on 12/07/2011 11:07:16 AM PST by skeptoid

At least two wolves chased down and killed a teacher who was jogging on a road last year outside a rural Alaska village, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; killers; notdisneyland; predators; wolf; wolves
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. . . . .. .Berner's death by wolves was unprecedented in Alaska but the animals were immediately suspected. . . .. ..

In other words, this is the first time Alaskan authorities and PETA types are compelled to admit that wolves attack and kill people

1 posted on 12/07/2011 11:07:26 AM PST by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid

Biologists ruled out reasons for the attack other than aggression. Investigators found no evidence that the wolves had acted defensively or that Berner was carrying food. They found no kill site that wolves may have been defending, no indication that the wolves had become habituated to people and no evidence of rabies.

“This appears to have been an aggressive, predatory attack that was relatively short in duration,” the report concluded.

wow...


2 posted on 12/07/2011 11:09:16 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: skeptoid

Terrible story. The lesson here is that no one should ever go alone out in woodland environments without being properly armed, especially in Alaska and the Northwest, where people are not at the top of the food chain.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 11:13:22 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: skeptoid
The beauty of Alaska is it's not like the lower 48.

If you want to jog like you're jogging in the lower 48, fine, but if something happens don't scream that we need to make Alaska like the lower 48.

4 posted on 12/07/2011 11:14:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: skeptoid

Much greater detail can be found at:

Findings Related to the March 2010 Fatal Wolf Attack near Chignik Lake, Alaska
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/home/news/pdfs/wolfattackfatality.pdf
Wildlife Special Publication, ADF&G/DWC/WSP-2011-2
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation

The DHSS State Medical Examiner asserted that Ms. Berner died from “multiple injuries due to animal mauling.” The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and the DPS Alaska State Troopers (AST) then evaluated both the physical evidence and the eyewitness testimony of Chignik Lake residents. The investigators concluded that Ms. Berner was attacked and killed by wolves.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 11:16:16 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: skeptoid

Government is happy it worked out this way.

If people defend themselves and kill the wolves, the government then has to crush them down and destroy their lives for shooting wolves. They don’t care if they’re going to kill you.

That which is necessary, is legal. That is the basis for self-defense for thousands of years.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 11:18:08 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Timber Rattler

My thoughts eggsacktly....


7 posted on 12/07/2011 11:22:04 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: skeptoid

bump for later


8 posted on 12/07/2011 11:24:29 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: skeptoid

A frriend of mine who lives in the Northern California mountains told me that the envuironmentalists have released a number of breeding couples of Canadian wolves in her area recently.

The larger Canadian wolves difer from our Timber wolves by over 100 pounds, stand on all fours at the waist of a six foot man!

Many pets, deer and other animals have gone missing since the release.

Apparaently this is being done in many various locations.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 11:28:55 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: skeptoid
When he and other residents returned the body had been dragged further down the hill and more of the body had been consumed.

Answers my only question.

10 posted on 12/07/2011 11:31:48 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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To: skeptoid

That she was running, just as prey would, likely didn’t help.

Yes, she should have been armed, but there’s no guarantee she’d have been able to draw & get off a shot.

Better to have the opportunity!


11 posted on 12/07/2011 11:31:55 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: thackney

Imagine that, the wild animals can be aggressive!! Who’da thunk!

Berner was the food?
Ran too close to pups?
Berner was trespassing in their backyard?
The wolves were playing?
The wolves were being wolves?
The wolves smelled something on her - fragrance, pet smell, McDonald’s, etc.?
She was singing along with Celine Dion?


12 posted on 12/07/2011 11:34:17 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: skeptoid

Did they pick the wolves out of a police lineup?


13 posted on 12/07/2011 11:43:40 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: skeptoid
In other words, this is the first time Alaskan authorities and PETA types are compelled to admit that wolves attack and kill people

Must be illegal immigrant wolves...doing the job that American wolves won't do.

14 posted on 12/07/2011 11:44:00 AM PST by spokeshave
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To: Paperdoll

that should make life interesting for the Nuestra Familia
types running grow ops in the woods..


15 posted on 12/07/2011 11:44:17 AM PST by RitchieAprile (Beck is on a tear again..)
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To: bgill

The wolves smelled something on her - fragrance, pet smell, McDonald’s, etc.?

One thing for sure, it wasn’t McDonald’s. From out there at Chignik Lake, it is at least a oouple hundred miles to the closest McDonald’s on Kodiak and you cannot get there by road.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 11:46:57 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: skeptoid

In this modern age of useful idiot liberal fantasies, many people just forget that there are still things in the wilderness that will kill and eat you. If you’re incapable of dealing with potentially dangerous wild animals, you should recognize it, and move to some nice safe burbia.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 11:48:23 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: G Larry

My son in law frequently goes hunting in grizzly country and I asked him if he carries “bear spray”. He said yep, its called a .357.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 11:48:58 AM PST by jesseam
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To: Stillwaters; Jeff Head
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Biologists ruled out reasons for the attack other than aggression. Investigators found no evidence that the wolves had acted defensively or that Berner was carrying food. They found no kill site that wolves may have been defending, no indication that the wolves had become habituated to people and no evidence of rabies.

“This appears to have been an aggressive, predatory attack that was relatively short in duration,” the report concluded.

19 posted on 12/07/2011 11:52:05 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ain't that the truth.

We can't let our dogs run loose in the winter or the wolves get them pretty quick; put them in 15x15 pen when they want outside.

Wolves come and go, usually around a week or two then move on, travel big circles that take month or two to come back around. You usually know when they are around. Sad, but that girl had just came to Ak and probably didn't even know much about wolves which is common sense here.

WE have had young yearlings walk up our lane, don't even know to fear people yet. My kids have called them in while at bus stop with mouth squealers. Wife was seeing single female every morning at end of our lane (wife is a teacher and she rides school bus to school when its minus 45). I went down a couple days with AR but wolf wasn't walking the road when I was there. The wolf ended up grabbing my neighbors dog and he ran out in his driveway with shotgun, sprayed blood all over the snow.

I actually like having wolves around just keep numbers within check. Best way is to have trapping incentives or ariel control with helos. Even then they only get the dumb ones and only as long as there's new snow to see new tracks. Them wolves get in the brush real quick when shot at. Last time they done some here where I live they got 88 in 3 days, then the wolves got wise and the greenies got an injunction; but the kill % was dropping quick then anyway. Origiunally they wanted to get 250 out of the estimated 400 wolves in my area; actually they were lucky to get 88.

We get a few every hunting season when the caribou are migrating through as the wolves walk the rural roads. I sit on a chair in the bed of my trk with gun on cab roof on sandbags. They have certain places they always cross. I just pull off the road and wait until dusk.

You don't want wolves down in lower 48 if they ain't there now, just too many problems with wolf luvers once they get established.

20 posted on 12/07/2011 11:52:51 AM PST by Eska
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