Monday, December 12, 2016

Ski hill employee flees on snowmobile from wolf pack

Parks Canada has issued an aggressive wolf warning for Banff National Park after a ski-hill employee had to flee on a snowmobile from a pack of wolves. The alert was issued Thursday, the day after the three remaining members of a notorious wolf pack in the Bow Valley got a little too close for comfort to a worker at Mount Norquay, prompting him to hop on his snowmobile, as the pack pursued him for a short time. In June two wolves from the pack, including the alpha female, were killed by wildlife officials after they boldly approached campers at the Tunnel Mountain and Two Jack Lake campgrounds. Another wolf from the pack, a grey yearling, raised concerns in September after he was spotted several times in the Banff townsite. Prior to the latest incident, among more than a dozen reported this year, officials were encouraged by the remaining wolves’ behaviour as they were actively hunting their traditional prey...more

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