Wolf warning in Fort Simpson after animals seen lurking in community

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Wildlife officers in Fort Simpson are asking people to travel in groups and avoid leaving garbage on their properties, after a string of wolf sightings in the community over the past several weeks.

“Wolves are showing up outside people’s residences in the wee hours and it seems like they’re trying to get access to their pets,” says Carl Lafferty, regional superintendent in the Deh Cho for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Last week, a wildlife officer shot and killed a wolf in the middle of the night in his own driveway, says Lafferty. The animal had been lurking around his property for several nights in a row.

A number of small wolf packs have been spotted on the outskirts of the community of 1,200.<<<Read More>>>