A lone wolf has been attacking dogs in the Wild Rose area of Fort Simpson, according to Doug Villeneuve, manager of wildlife and environment for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. He said it’s early for wolves to be in the area.
Two dogs have been attacked in the past week, he said, with one sustaining minor injuries and another recovering from more serious injuries. In both instances, the owners scared off the wolf. The department is attempting to snare the wolf and is advising all dog owners to keep their pets inside after dark.