He said he heard over his scanner the dispatcher sending a Conservation Officer to someplace to meet a hunter who had a pack of T. wolves attack him - he shot and killed the lead wolf and the others scattered.
They did not dispatch the first responders or an ambulance so he must not have been injured.
I will continue to try to confirm the info.
*****On a side note: a couple weeks ago I shot a pretty good buck behind my place. (I'll post a couple pics in a bit - I'll try to get some of the wolves but that camera is a cheapo and the night pics are really grainy). When the buck entered my food plot he walked in front of my trail cam.
A brief synopsis of the incident: I shot him - he ran about 100 yards and tipped over. I walked home got my ATV and trailer, put my stuff away - went back - gutted him out - home and hung him in my garage. It was well after dark by the time I finished gutting him. GUESS I BETTER START CARRYING FROM NOW ON!!!!!!
I knew he walked past my trail cam, so I went out and pulled the chip. The time stamp said he passed the cam at 1848 hrs. I looked at the next couple pics - smaller buck at 2115 hrs...... THEN *****5 timber wolves time stamped at 2318 hrs. They ran in circles triggering my camera 3 times them off on the blood trail. I went out later that day and there was not even a minute trace of the gut pile --- not even the (normally left behind) green stomach slime!
Two young children are dead and their mother suffered major injuries after two family dogs attacked a baby and toddler at their West Tennessee home.
The mauling took place outside of the family's Memphis-area home on Thursday, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported.
Kirstie Bennard, 30, suffered critical injuries when she tried to intervene in the attack on her 5-month-old boy, Hollace Dean, and 2-year-old girl, Lilly Jane, family and police said.
Made some calls, still can't confirm the incident. My nephew is truthful, so I believe him.
About 8 or 9 years ago we had a timber wolf causing issues right here in town. Warden contacted us, said to shoot it if possible. We all spent a bunch of time in the area hoping to be the one to shoot it. Warden came in and shot it.
Couple years prior to that we had a timber causing a big stir - was seen by multiple people all over town. I saw it several times - it had absolutely no fear of humans. It took an elderly ladies dog off her front porch. Came back the next night and tried to get her other one. She was heartbroken - those dogs were like her children to her. I went over and took the report, met with the local warden who contacted the federal trapper. The trapper got it the next night just off her driveway. Big male in good health.
Fast forward to just recently a few wolves from the research center captive pack escaped. Some killed by cars and firearms as aI recall. I have been in that pen would have been much more concerned about the dog pack than a curious or confused Timber wolf. That said, wolves don't just take the old and sick as the bunny huggers nature fakers believe. They are opportunists, are a very formidable predator. For some reason most Timber wolves still have that fear of humans; European Red, Mexican wolves and most coyotes don't. Has to be someone's Master thesis surrounding that question.
I was texting with DNR officer - yes it was a timber wolf. I sent in for the data release information. I will post it up when I get it back.
But this story from Manitoba takes the cake. Poor guy, but he was one tough hombre. Guy shot 7 and clubbed 4 to death before they got him. What's interesting is that they don't quit sometimes.
I guess it depends on the coyote.
Historically in NA, predators that crossed paths with humans got killed. Native people and settlers here were all armed, and you can’t deny that wolves have historically had a bad reputation which encouraged people to want to kill them on sight.
Now that they are protected, they are learning that they needn’t fear us. And once a predator stops being afraid, they get curious.
Most animals classify other animals as either Food or Foe. I would rather be on the Foe list.
But it reminds me of an old joke… May be call it a shaggy dog story… The story was that a trapper was telling a tenderfoot about how he had killed a 1,000 pound moose and was being chased by a pack of 2 dozen ravenous for wolves on his dog sled. He hmew he didn’t have enough ammo to kill them all, so he kept tossing off pieces of moose meat from the sled, both to lighten the load and to give the wolves something to distract them. But eventually he ran out of moose meat, and began cutting loose the dogs in his sled team, which were immediately devoured by the wolves.
Down to his last dog and with the Wolfpack still in pursuit, he started shooting the wolves, which were immediately devoured by their pack mates as they fell.
Then they resumed their pursuit.
Finally, he was down to his last shell with two wolves to go.
“Well, what happened then??? begged the tenderfoot.
“Well… You know… There were about two dozen wolves that ate that moose, and then they ate my dogs, and then they ate each other… So those last two wolves had eaten about 3 or 4 thousand pounds of meat that day and all they really wanted at that point was a little whiskey to wash it down…
I don’t recall exactly where I first came across that story, and I’m sure that it wasn’t an original then, but I think I did tweak the punchline a little bit. If only because I couldn’t remember what it was in the version that I read… ;)
Call it my contribution to the November funnies ;)