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Canada:Giant Wolf Chases Motorcycle
Ammoland ^ | 26 June, 2013 | NA

Posted on 06/28/2013 5:27:23 AM PDT by marktwain

Giant Wolf Chases Motorcycle

Giant Wolf Chases Motorcycle

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Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Last Saturday, Tim Bartlett, a motorcyclist from Alberta, Canada, was chased for over a mile by a wolf while he roared down British Columbia’s highway 93.

The wolf, which Bartlett said was “the biggest dog” he’d ever seen, kept pace with the machine, at times reaching 40 mph, and came within feet of the man.

In an interview with the National Post, Bartlett said:

“When [the wolf] heard me coming, it jumped back over a [roadside] barrier and it started running. I sped up a little bit, it got in nice and close and I was driving with my right hand and clicking pictures with my left. When I first came back around, it came in really close; probably a bit too close. It would have been a real bad time to run out of gas.”

Perhaps the wolf was furious over the sound of traffic blaring through his forest or was just looking for a little sport.

“I don’t think it was after me, it was probably after the bike. That’s just the way I felt; I could have been wrong, I’m no wolf expert,” Bartlett said, adding, “Even over the motor, I could hear it. I could hear its feet on the road.”

While wolf attacks on humans are very rare, wolf attacks on motorcycles are unheard of. Perhaps this apex predator was just making sure that bipeds and their machines don’t get too comfortable in wolf country.

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TOPICS: Canada; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; canada; chat; guncontrol; motorcycle; secondamendment; wolf
I think it was after prey it thought it could bring down.
1 posted on 06/28/2013 5:27:23 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Dogs go nuts over spinning things like wheels. Don’tknow why, but they do.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 5:29:27 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: marktwain

It heard about amnesty for all and free phones and wanted a ride into town to sign up.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 5:30:07 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: marktwain

Next time you go to Grandma’s house, drive a car.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 5:32:52 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: marktwain

Of course it was. Love the way the guy discounts the attack idea. Wolf attacks are now rising and humans have been killed - and eaten. Now documented, the fuzzy doggy theory of wildlife management is on retreat.


5 posted on 06/28/2013 5:34:12 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: marktwain
wolf highway
6 posted on 06/28/2013 5:34:24 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: marktwain

Is this the same road where all the hitchikers have been disappearing?


7 posted on 06/28/2013 5:34:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: marktwain

My father, deceased long ago now, told me that when he was a kid, the cure for dogs chasing cars was to tie a short, heavy rope to the spokes of the wheels and tie the other end in a knot. Then drive by the dog.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 5:34:50 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

I grew up in Montana and Nord Dakota- we just shot ‘em.


9 posted on 06/28/2013 5:38:41 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: johniegrad

I grew up in Montana and Nord Dakota- we just shot ‘em.


10 posted on 06/28/2013 5:39:03 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: martin_fierro

Hooligan ping.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 5:46:24 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: johniegrad

Sometimes, double hard. Worked.


12 posted on 06/28/2013 5:46:33 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: marktwain
“Grandma, what big cylinders you have!”
13 posted on 06/28/2013 5:47:21 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: marktwain; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

14 posted on 06/28/2013 5:49:15 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: marktwain

So this idiot is on a motorcycle, and he’s driving with one hand so he can take pictures OF THE WOLF THAT IS RUNNING AFTER HIM. Stupid.


15 posted on 06/28/2013 5:49:33 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: marktwain

What kind of bike is that, where a wolf with a maximum speed of 40 MPH can keep up with it?

I guess it wasn’t the kind that goes from 0 to 100 in 4 seconds, which is what you should do if a wolf is chasing you.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 5:51:19 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: marktwain

I’ll bet if you stopped on the road you would have found out the wolf was just after the bike. //sarc off//


17 posted on 06/28/2013 5:51:30 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: johniegrad

Please help me visualize the results of this arrangement......


18 posted on 06/28/2013 6:05:40 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: marktwain
On my drive from Winnipeg to Sault St Marie on the Trans Canada Highway I didn't see any wolves (giant or otherwise) but I sure saw a few big a$$ moose along the road.Big,big,big! And they say everything’s big in *Texas*.
19 posted on 06/28/2013 6:12:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Arlis

The knot would spin at the wheel speed and strike the dog on the snout when he got too close. The idea was to train the dog not to chase cars without killing him. Is that what you were asking?


20 posted on 06/28/2013 6:13:19 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: marktwain

Good thing he wasn’t on a bicycle... encountering a wolf that can move along at 40 MPH can ruin your day.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 6:15:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: marktwain

Anyone else thinking werewolf?


22 posted on 06/28/2013 6:17:14 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: RedHeeler

Yup.

Shoot, Shovel and Shuddup.


23 posted on 06/28/2013 6:19:07 AM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Naw, I was thinking .223


24 posted on 06/28/2013 6:24:39 AM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: proxy_user

Well, this is Canada. And he drove one handed. So the bike was probably a trike. A 250cc bombardier would be my guess. LOL


25 posted on 06/28/2013 6:29:06 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Iron Munro

No, that’s Highway #16 west of Prince George - Indian Country.

The valley that #93 follows has never been inhabited year-round.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 6:34:10 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Wildbill22

Seems to work, Wildbill22. Good day, to ya!


27 posted on 06/28/2013 6:41:39 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: marktwain

We look at them as motorcycle riders. Wolves look at them as meals on wheels.


28 posted on 06/28/2013 6:53:40 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: marktwain

who took the picture?


29 posted on 06/28/2013 6:58:06 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: headsonpikes
We've had yearlings run along the truck or in front of truck on our dirt road; pups that had just kicked out, late August to pack up. My kids would call pups in with rabbit squealers while waiting on the school bus. I've had wolf pups walk up my lane and sit down look over my dogs on chains; soon as I walk out on porch, they trot off. Young wolves will hang around humans, but they wise up quick their first winter. Two winters back, we had wolves in our garbage cans right nx to the shed for a couple nights in a row; wifey had dumped some old salmon in the one barrel. They'd come in at 3 am, my house dogs would wind them right through the logs of the cabin which is air tight. I'd stick the 6.8 out the window with a flashlight and they'd take off. Soon as put up the game camera, they never came around again.

The problem with wolves is they eat 5 times the moose people do and who has to give? The wolf or the human?

30 posted on 06/28/2013 7:06:56 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Eska

Back in the ‘70s, I lived in various settlements and ranches in B.C. back country. Getting your moose in the fall was a given, the best plan being to share game with hunting buddies so that you didn’t have to deal with four huge quarters at once. Sighting wolves was a rarity at that time; now the wolves are everywhere in forested areas of B.C. while moose and mountain caribou decline in numbers. Deer populations remain strong, however, despite predation.

I believe folks will tire of wolf livestock predation within a few years; few people are outraged at the shooting of cougars anymore. My neighbours are mostly still enthused by the sighting of a wolf pack just a few miles away from our settlement. Should the wolves decide goat, horse, and poultry liven up their venison diet, I’m pretty sure the rifles will be pulled out of the cupboards, since we are somewhat overrun by black gears seasonally and they get shot for killing chickens, although not usually for stealing fruit. Luckily, the local grizzlies stay out of our yards, except for rare visits.


31 posted on 06/28/2013 7:57:48 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: marktwain; All
Is this the same wolf that got scared off by a sheep?

Amazing video..I can't figure it out..and check out the other two links at the site..

32 posted on 06/28/2013 8:06:04 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: ken5050

Wolves are amazingly programmed, and their programs can easily override their logic and reason - as if they were a robot. Your pet wolf can love you, and be the best friend you have. Yet if you slip and fall, and try to get up too fast, it will tear you to pieces without ever even thinking about it. The wolf’s attack program is mostly a reflex to the sight of struggle and escape. It occurs without thought, because in nature thinking before attacking prey which was about to escape took too long.

The sheep didn’t look like it was afraid, or trying to escape, so the wolf’s attack program never came online, and the wolf literally had no idea what it was doing.

They are fascinating, brilliant animals, and many can be great pets if you are inside their head and can control the reflexive programs. But I would not recommend them to anyone who didn’t know already what they were getting into. The only reason I get on well with them is I was always around them throughout childhood, and I just reflexively adapt, knowing beforehand what action will precipitate what outcome. I think most people would have bad experiences, just due to an inabilty to grasp how their behavior is reflexive, and not reasoned.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 9:23:15 AM PDT by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: AnonymousConservative

Thanks for the insight..it could well explain what happened. I recall once seeing a clip of a wolf pack chasing down a caribou. The caribou, exhausted after running in deep snow, simply stopped, and lay down, and the wolves, confused, laid down right next to her. Only when, after 10 minutge, the caribou got up, and started to run, that the wolves took it down. IIRC, it was called a “coursing” response.


34 posted on 06/28/2013 9:27:53 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: marktwain

Maybe not. My knowledge of wolves is pretty limited, but I’ve always been under the impression that a wolves hunt in packs. Coyotes are different, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a solitary wolf hunting like this.


35 posted on 06/28/2013 12:16:49 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: johniegrad

Thanks. Didn’t understand how long the rope was as the results would be completely different depending on length.

That would only work for dogs that get close to the wheels.

Most I know of don’t get that close to the wheels. Our dogs haven’t.


36 posted on 06/30/2013 10:57:17 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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