Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Tom O'Riley, Oct 10, 2011.
Leave it to a Scotsman to be up on his animal husbandry....................
Oh, and I in no way meant to suggest that W siders harbored homo-erotic fantasies about wolves in my post. Sorry for any misunderstanding
Other than the hole in it's head it appears to be a fine specimen .
Shit you think it scarred YOU? My damn SON is a Furry Freak along with his HIDEOUSLY FUGLY girlfriend. I have to be the most lenient sun of a biach in the damn Country to put up with it and not kill myself.
Kill the girlfriend. Otherwise, someday you're going to walk in and see this:
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Flyborg, I hope my laptop is still working when it dries out from the coffee I just spewed all over it. That's some sick stuff!
You need to be serious about this. You realize that in the last 200 years there have been possibly as many as 2 fatal wolf attacks on people in North America. That makes wolves twice as dangerous as horses in Enumclaw.
That's a pretty strange wolf...spent a bit of time out in the sticks of Alaska (and ya know, they got a lot of those critters) and have been up close and personal with a few wild wolves there and never felt the least bit threatened....those wolves just wanted to vamoose outta there. And you don't hear anything about wolf attacks on humans in Alaska or BC.
Maybe this was just a sick wolf (rabies?). Just sayin.
yeah... or maybe a sick piece of anti-wolf propaganda. Idaho absolutely hates their wolves.
But I read it on the internet. It HAS to be true!
I really don't want to wade into this morass but in most parts of Ak there is still a lot of habitat, and perhaps enough hunters to keep the population down or in some form of balance. I'm not a hunter, nor am I needlessly afraid of wolves, cougars or bears. One thing I think I know though is that here in the lower 48, with dwindling habitat and increasing layers of hunting restrictions, some animals (cougars certainly) are living to an older age. As they become more decrepit they will naturally set their sights lower and sometimes aim at slower moving two legged critters and/or their pets or livestock.
However, this wolf at least looked pretty healthy and the story doesn't pass the sniff test.
As Edward Abbey once said, "It ain't wilderness unless there's a critter out there that will can kill ya".
Maybe we're just getting some wilderness back, stateside. It's not like we're running short on people, so to speak.
Wolves... Man's second best friend
This dog probably had rickets or diabetes because we all know wolves will only attack the sick and disabled. Nature's Dr. Kevorkian
That sort of looks like the work of coyotes. I have seen a few dogs in my area that were lured out by yotes and they looked just like your pic. Them yotes are smart little bastards. I have had to break up a couple of confrontations between them and my newf. The yotes quit coming around after a few of them experienced the sting of my .410. Don't know if they thought they could take a 195 lb. dog or not but they quickly learned once I entered the fray the odds were against them.