Possible Wolf - Oakville area?
(Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
December 28th 2010 at around 3:30 pm - I spotted an animal (I thought was possibly a Coyote at first) in my back yard. It was quite close to the house at first – I went outside and yelled at it to move on. My dog (a black labrador) came out on the deck as well and started growling and barking at it.
The animal did not look the least bit bothered by us, but moved a little further into the woods.
My lab is about 80lbs and this animal must have been at least twice her size. I managed to take some pictures, but after showing the pictures to people they questioned what the the animal might be, and thought it looked more like a Wolf.
I know for sure there is a Coyote pack in the woods behind us, although we have not seen or heard them in the past 2 or so months.
I love taking walks with my dog back there, but Wolves make me a little bit more uneasy.
The woods in question are called “Fourteen Mile Creek Lands“ and are located near Bronte Provincial Park in Oakville.
The picture attached is not great, but it is something.
Thank you so much for this report of your sighting - I can see the animal in the middle of your photograph - and I must say that it sure looks like a Wolf, although that would be unlikely in Oakville - but who knows! Maybe other readers will have spotted the same animal, and perhaps we will get another email!