Wolf Pair in King City

by Clare
(King City, Ontario, Canada)

March 1st, 2012. Sixteenth Side Road, King City.


A pair of beautiful Grey Wolves wandered through our back garden at the end of a snow fall.

Last week I saw our dog with a large wild animal and had since been keeping her on a leash for walks.

This morning, finally it was a pair and I saw them up close. They have been digging around our vegetable patch and hunting the voles and mice there.

They looked calm beautiful and healthy. They are welcome here and I wish them well.

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May 13, 2015
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Some realism about wolves
by: Anonymous

"I also learned of a pair of hunters being attacked when they went back after a day to retrieve the animal they killed." I'd love to read the original story and find out what actually happened. I'd bet a lot of money that the hunters merely saw a wolf or two near the kill, and this story got "improved" into an wolf attack. A pair of hunters actually getting attacked (harmed) by wolves would be such an astonishingly rare event that it would be all over the news.


Aug 22, 2012
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No Hunters
by: Clare

Oh no! Please don't hire hunters or trappers. The Wolves have already moved on. I am sorry you lost your cat. There are so many animals out there that will eat our pets. We don't live in the city. This is countryside. We need to respect it. My cats are indoor only. If not for the Wolves, then the Coyotes or even our cars. Cars are the worst of the lot. I wish your future pets longer and lovely lives. And you too.

Aug 01, 2012
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The Wolves killed my cat
by: kim

I live in the 16th sideroad and Concession 7 area. My cat got killed by those Wolves! They got him 10 feet from the House! We need to hire hunters and trappers to protect our pets.

Mar 24, 2012
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Personal Safety with wolves, coyotes, fox
by: Jane Gateman

I have not yet felt threatened by the wolves, coyotes and fox in the woods were I walk, cross country ski, snow shoe. They seem very disinterested in me and avoid me or run away from me. I do think that having your pet with you is a very high risk re will attrack them right to you. I had considered purchasing a cat carriage to take both of my cats out for a walk every day in the woods with me; however, would be concerned for their safety and mine. The cat carriage is a closed in compartment, set on wheels, that has netted windows in the front, back and sides.

Jane Gateman

Mar 15, 2012
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Safety
by: Clare

After seeing the wolves, I did some reading to see how much we needed to worry. What I read led me to believe that I am not at risk, whether alone or not. I have no fear walking alone in the woods.

However, I did find rare accounts of Wolves attacking small domestic dogs (pets) even while on the leash with their owner. I now realize that my pet is an attraction for them. Until now, she has roamed free.

I also learned of a pair of hunters being attacked when they went back after a day to retrieve the animal they killed. Obviously the Wolves saw the hunters as competition for food, not as food themselves.

We are going to put up a fence to create a safe area around the house for our pets and small visitors. We realize that not everyone can take this precaution for their livestock and we idealistically hope that there isn't a clash between them and us.

One can always hope.

Mar 12, 2012
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Ski and hike alone mostly
by: Jane Gateman

I ski and hike alone mostly.

Mar 07, 2012
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Wolves
by: Jane Gateman

I am concerned if I should be skiing/hiking on a trail where I am observing Wolves, Fox and Coyotes?

Is this a very high risk?

I don't think the risk is huge, especially if you are out with another person, and make sure you make enough noise that you don't surprise the animals - but chances are they will hear you coming, and take evasive action!

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