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Canadian wolf that chased motorcycle down highway thought to have been fed by humans

A very young looking British Columbian is flirting with danger on a Canadian highway and took up the pursuit of one motorcyclist in a very unusual close encounter.

The mysterious grey wolf that gained international attention for chasing a Banff, Alta., motorcyclist along a B.C. highway seems to have appeared at least two other times, leading wolf-watchers to the grim conclusion the animal’s days are likely numbered.

“This is not normal behaviour for a natural wild wolf,” said Shelley Black, co-founder of the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, a wolf sanctuary just one hour north of the reported sightings, which occurred in Kootenay National Park.

Whether the wolf is crushed by a passing car or winds up in the gun sights of an animal control officer, Ms. Black held out little hope for its long-term survival.

On June 8, motorcyclist Tim Bartlett was cruising along Highway 93 near Radium, B.C., when an adult grey wolf darted at him from the trees and pursued him for more than one kilometre…

Read the entire article on news.nationalpost.com: Wolf that chased motorcyle on B.C. highway likely ‘accustomed’ to being fed by humans: park officials

A howling good time in Algonquin helps change image of wolves

[large thumbnail url=”a-howling-good-time-in-algonquin-helps-change-image-of-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”a-howling-good-time-in-algonquin-helps-change-image-of-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”01″] Algonquin, Ontario – Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Quite a lot of people it seems if you believe the popular myths about these predators.

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Cattlemen want to reintroduce wolf, coyote bounties

[large thumbnail url=”cattlemen-want-to-reintroduce-wolf-coyote-bounties” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”cattlemen-want-to-reintroduce-wolf-coyote-bounties” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”06″] The Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association seems not to care about the lessons of history as they are pushing to reintroduce bounties on wolves and coyotes in the name of “management.”

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British Columbia public says no to killing wolves

[large thumbnail url=”british-columbia-public-says-no-to-killing-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”british-columbia-public-says-no-to-killing-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] B.C. and it’s mountain caribou science team want to take to the air to kill wolves, but the public, and other scientists, don’t agree and so the provincial government now has tough challenges ahead.

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