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January 02, 2008

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Dog Saves Children From Apparent Wolf Attack

From The Province:

[The] Rottweiler-cross . . . [bounded] down the hill toward the wolves, who were moving in toward the children.

"I looked back and saw my dog intercept the lead wolf -- there were two of them. . . . The first wolf hit [Shadow] in the side and grabbed his shoulder. He spun around and grabbed that wolf by the face," said [Kyle] Keays.

"I was thinking 'Good dog, you get steak dinners for the rest of the month if you make it through this.'"

Be sure to check out the whole, harrowing story.

Comments

Mike

O.K. First to the point of the article...NO ONE is calling for the wholesale slaughter of wolves. OBVIOUSLY they were ostrisized by the pack, it happens in wolf society quite often. These wolves were in BAD shape, meaning STARVING. I for one HAVE been ina position of starvation and let me tell you all right now...you will do ANYTHING to fill your belly. ANYTHING. These wolves were NOT monsters but fine, noble, beautiful, graceful, and savage members of this earth doing what they HAD to do to survive (as evidenced by the cannibalism, something that dogs, wolves DO NOT do as a rule)

Yes, domestic dogs when running wild WILL pack up...and become a menace to ALL humans. Feral dogs have NO natural fear of humans and WILL attack and kill humans. We have hunted the feral packs on more than one occasion around here. I fear a feral dog MUCH more than any other "wild" animal.

Rots and Pits are NOT inheritly bad animals...it IS in the raiseing and breeding...not the breed. While on the subject German shepards are THE bitingest large breed around. (I have only been bitten by 1 dog in my 38 years and it was a Shep. My son was bitten by a Shep, wifes brother biten by a Shep, Friend STILL has the scar below her eye from when HER FAMILIES shep nailed her when she was 3.)

I stand by my original post...GOOD DAWGY. ( i will even donate a deer leg to the "Good Dawgy" fund)I think this much ado about NOTHING...the wolves did as they HAD to do...Shadow did as he HAD to do...and unfortunatly...the father had to do what he HAD to do and put these wonderful creatures down. NO ONE is to blame here.

Eat or be eaten is the law of the wilderness....we should ALL know that by now, and if you dont, stay at home "safe" in your city.

jstreet

Mike quote:Rots and Pits are NOT inheritly bad animals...it IS in the raiseing and breeding...not the breed.

True enough, but if a rot or pit bites down and doesn't want to let go, you can't get them off.

I can get a poodle loose.

Jim

Mike

Jim...BAHHH...Rot or pit or poodle comes at me thinking to make me a tasty morsel WILL get a tasty meal of HOT LEAD...most likely a 230 gr jhp outta my trusty S.A> 1911. Meet agression with aggression....isnt THAT the canine way!?!? My point to the entire breed specific rant is this, I dont like the idea of communities putting breed specific bans in place simply because of stupid humans raising the beasts to be highly aggressive. Ban stupid humans not the dogs.

I LOVE dogs (even wolves) but at best can barely tolerate 90% of the human population. (read..I have a low tolerance for stupidity)

Kyle Keays

Just thought I could clear up a few things, the media version (Province, Sun, ect.) of events can be a little skewed at times.

The wolves were skinny, but "protruding ribcages and shrunken bodies" is a little extreme. They actually didn't look too bad, but you could , very clearly, feel the ribs, backbones, hip and legbones, ect. The furs were in very nice shape.

Actually my wife saw them before the dog did.

My wife did not "Shriek" lol. She held the dogs collar with one hand and called to us and waved her other hand to get our attention.

Rottweiler Cross can be "loosely" used to identify my dog. His mother (she was also mine) was a Chow, Rotty, German Sheppard, Black Lab - Cross. His father was a Black Lab from down the street.

"The wolves glared; Shadow growled. No one was budging" lol, I NEVER said that, in fact, I said "Shadow was not faring all too well" At first he managed to get ahold of the first wolfs muzzle, and that didn't last long, but he did give Rod and Lori all the time they needed.

Back at camp, I did not hear something move, I could see it move.

I did NOT follow the first wolf anywhere, let alone 300 meters. She came back after the first encounter, within about 15 minutes, right to me and I shot her as she was coming to me.

I did not find the wolf the next morning "APPARENTLY" eaten by the second wolf. The second wolf moved the first wolf about 300 yrds away from where I left it, and ate it from the ears to the hips, including ribs, legs, feet, hide, entrails, ect. The only thing left was the spine, a little bit of rib bones, and a strip of hide (I have pics). There was ONE set of wolf tracks leading to the carcas, and ONE set of wolf tracks leading away. The second wolf was still standing in the tracks leading away, I shot it there.

I honestly don't think the problem was sickness, or over hunting. The wildlife Bio's have the wolves now, so we will see about sickness. Hunting pressure in that area is low to non-existant, it's mostly muskeg country and VERY dificult to get around during hunting season.

So, anyway, I don't think this will make believers of the non-believers. I just thought you would like to hear my side of this. I also think it's important to mention that I don't believe that wolves make a habit of preying on humans.....I believe that the smell of my dog is PROBABLY what lured the wolves in to us, HOWEVER, they did not go for the dog, they ran at the kids on the tobogan.

If you are interested, The guy (Rod) that grabed the shovel to fend off the wolves will be doing a live interview with Mike Miller (Co-Host of the Fish'n Canada Show) live on FAN 590, Saturday Jan 12th at 9:00 am Eastern time.

Kyle




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