Thursday, January 07, 2016

 More wolves killed in city’s suburban areas

Three more wolves have been snared and killed in the McIntyre Creek and Porter Creek areas, says a senior conservation officer. Kevin Johnstone said today two wolves were killed last Thursday and the other one was killed last Saturday. The first wolf was killed in the same area on Dec. 23. Johnstone said all four wolves were killed in quick-kill snares. Conservation officers are continuing to monitor the situation, he said. Johnstone said the wolves are frequenting residential areas where you don’t expect to see them, such as in the area of Pine Street and Ponderosa Drive in Porter Creek. “They have become habituated to a point where we are just not comfortable with their behaviour,” said the acting manager of the field operations. Most recently, he added, three wolves were seen last Saturday near Robert Service Way and the Alaska Highway. Johnstone said they suspect the wolves are from the same pack but have begun to disperse because of all the activity. It’s difficult to say whether these wolves are the same that were responsible for killing at least three dogs south of the city earlier this winter, he said...more

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