Christmas Lights And Pitchforks: Terrified Russian Villagers Try To Keep Encroaching Wolves At Bay

MORINO/SERYODKA, Russia — Colorful Christmas lights festoon the streets of the remote Pskov Oblast village of Morino from October until May. The cheerful decorations look more than passing strange against the background of ramshackle wooden houses and unpaved streets, but they serve a purpose. Locals are convinced the bright and blinking decorations help keep the […]

Coyotes feeding on pets, prompting fear among humans

An anonymous caller to the Hi-Desert Star last week said when coyotes attacked her dogs, who were running loose near their house in Yucca Valley, animal control and state Fish and Wildlife workers both told her there were more coyotes than ever in the area. She said she was advised to shoot them, as long […]

Wolves kill guard dog at SW Oregon ranch

Wildlife investigators shaved the dog, finding injuries consistent with wolf bites. Birdseye said the animal’s back end “was like grape jelly.” The investigation also turned up wolf tracks on the property, which together was enough for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to confirm the Rogue pack was responsible for the attack. “There’s no […]

Washington Wolf Killed After Judge Approves Lethal Action

A wolf in Washington has been killed following multiple cattle deaths and a lawsuit that resulted in a judge blocking and then approving lethal removal. Wildlife officials with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed that a GPS collared male member of the Togo wolf pack was killed after preying on livestock. The wolf […]

Panel Roundtable: Canadian Gray Wolf Introduction into Yellowstone

*Editor’s Note:* Following is no doubt the most candid discussion you will find anywhere in North America today about predators and their diseases. The discussion surrounds the introduction of the gray wolf to the Greater Yellowstone area and the impact this has had on not only the ecosystem but economically, socially and in the lives of […]

Why do dingoes attack people, and how can we prevent it?

We know that there are carnivores throughout the world with the potential to kill us. And while most of us will never come face to face with a hungry wolf, lion, tiger or bear, such attacks do unfortunately still occur. In the scale of things, such attacks are very uncommon – although that is little […]

Rescue response delayed for woman treed by wolves in Okanogan Co.

Officials said the wolves who surrounded a young woman in Okanogan County, forcing her to climb a tree for safety, in July were part of a known wolf pack. The wolves are part of the known Loup Loup pack. It is believed there are six to eight wolves in that pack. According to a map from […]

Wolf Attacks Two Children in Poland

WOLF BEISST KINDE Am Dienstagabend wurden in Strzebowiska und Przysłup im polnischen Karpatenvorland nahe der slowakischen Grenze vermutlich zwei Kinder von einem Wolf angegriffen, wie polnische Medien berichten. Die verletzte Kinder wurden ins Krankenhaus gebracht, ihr Leben sei aber nicht in Gefahr. Bei den Verletzten handelt es sich um ein acht Jahre altes Mädchen und einen zehnjähriger […]

Video Press Release: Wolves Impacting Humans

When Coyote Attacked Girl Police Officer Grabbed Animal Trying to Kill It

Off-duty Irvington officer Arcangelo Liberatore and his wife were getting their own children safely into their car when he heard screaming, saw the attack and doubled back, according to the Journal News. As King-Petrellese repeatedly punched the coyote, Liberatore – a martial arts practitioner – jumped on top of it, clutched its neck and slammed […]