Predator Run-Ins Threaten Hikers in Chugach – Alaska

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“A Fish and Game biologist says three wolves appear to have killed a hiker’s dog before stalking the dog’s owner on a popular trail just outside Anchorage last month. Another hiker’s account of a similar incident on a nearby trail may leave some wondering if canid predators are a growing threat on local trails.

“After about a minute or so they started approaching and he started retreating back up toward the ridge at a slow walk, initially. The wolves started picking up speed and trotting along and he started jogging, which is something we recommend against,” Battle says.”<<<Read More>>>

*Note to Readers: We are reminded of a school teacher, out for a jog, was attacked and killed by wolves. This happened in the Chignik area of the Alaska Peninsula.