Wolf Killed near Prince Rupert B.C. after Rare Attack on a Human

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A wolf roams the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Conservation officers in northwestern British Columbia have captured and killed a lone wolf that may have been responsible for a rare attack on a human.

A social media post from the Conservation Officer Service says the wolf was spotted in Port Edward Monday afternoon.

It was similar in appearance to the wolf involved in the attack on a man near Prince Rupert late last Friday.

A necropsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Conservation officers say the late-night attack occurred as the man walked home through Port Edward and he required hospital treatment for his injuries.

There have been several sightings of wolves around Prince Rupert in recent weeks and pets have been attacked, but conservation officers don’t believe the wolf that attacked the man is linked to those cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 2, 2020

 
   

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