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Prince Rupert RCMP re-issue wolf warning

Prince Rupert RCMP re-issue wolf warning

Prince Rupert RCMP have re-issued a warning to city residents about wolves.

Constable Matt Ericson says police have responded to 19 wolf-related calls since January first, including some cases where the animals were acting aggressively.

Ericson says there are a few simple precautions to help reduce potential conflict with wolves.

 

Ericson says if you do encounter a wolf, do not run. Stay calm and back away slowly while facing the animal and leave the wolf a way to escape.

If the wolf approaches or acts aggressively, wave your arms and make yourself look as large as possible, shout, make noise and throw any available objects

In the unlikely event that you are attacked by a wolf, fight bact. Try to remain standing and use rocks, sticks, tools, and your hands to fend off the animal. Keep the animal away from your head and neck area.

If you see wolves in the urban areas of Prince Rupert or observe them behaving aggressively, contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-0700 or contact the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-953-7277.

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