PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Some residents of Prince Rupert, B.C., say they are nervous about increasing wolf encounters in the north coast city.
"We've had five calls for wolf activity in Prince Rupert in the last few days,'' said conservation officer Ryan Gordon. "That is quite high.''
"(The wolves) could have pups right now so they could be searching for ways to get more food to feed those pups,'' he said.
"They are getting very aggressive and there are more and more.''
Gordon noted it is not uncommon to see wolves in the city, but urged residents to keep the nearest conservation office in Terrace informed if they spot the animal.
Those details could help the Conservation Officer Service decide how to deal with the problem, he said.
Coun. Nelson Kinney told a recent council meeting about a close call when a wolf nipped at the heels of a woman walking her dog along the waterfront.
"Luckily, a car came along and stopped and she jumped in with her dog,'' he said. "They are getting very aggressive and there are more and more.''
Resident Meaghan Brooke said she is now reluctant to let her dogs out into her backyard because wolves are frequently spotted close to the house. (CFTK)
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