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Alaskan wolves hit hard by winter traffic

[large thumbnail url=”alaskan-wolves-hit-hard-by-winter-traffic” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”alaskan-wolves-hit-hard-by-winter-traffic” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”12″] The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that at least six wolves died after being struck by cars near the state’s biggest city.

At least six wolves were killed by cars along a roughly half-mile stretch of the Glenn Highway outside of Anchorage last winter and fall, with wolf experts saying they’ve never seen that kind of carnage in a single season anywhere in Alaska — much less on the outskirts of the state’s biggest city.

“They really got whacked this year,” said Rick Sinnott, area wildlife biologist for the state Department of Fish and Game.

The roadkill count began in the fall and continued through the winter, likely hammering a single wolf pack that prowls a broad territory east of the Glenn Highway between Eagle River and Anchorage, Sinnott said. All of the carcasses were reported near a small gap in the Fort Richardson fencing just south of the weigh station…

Read the entire article on the Anchorage Daily News Web site: Traffic takes unusual toll on city’s wolves

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