If you were confronted by a wolf
would you turn and run?
The Ministry of Natural Resources says that's actually the
worst thing you could do. The Ministry is stressing the importance of animal safety to
local residents and research scientist Brent Patterson listed several tips that could get
you out of a dangerous situation with a wolf.
Patterson says the idea that wolves are more afraid of us then we are of them is not
always the case. He says the top things you should do when in close contact with a wolf is
make lots of noise and make eye contact. He says people should never turn and run away
from a wolf because there is a good chance the animal will chase you.
He says wolf attacks are not very common, however all animals are unpredictable.
Park officials shot and killed a wolf that attacked five people in a provincial park
near Wawa on the holiday weekend.
They do not know what prompted the lone wolf to attack.
The wolf struck in Katherine's Cove, a popular tourist spot on Lake Superior
along the Trans Canada highway. None of the victims were seriously injured, but
they were taken to a hospital in Wawa for treatment.
The animal's carcass will be examined in Sault Ste. Marie.