Wolf Sighting On Welland Canal Parkway St. Catharines
(St. Catharines, Ontario)
Josie, one of our readers from St Catherines, Ontario, sent us this report - I was driving along the Welland Canal Parkway to Lock 3 Estates tonight at 9pm, when I saw what I thought was a very large dog running at the side of the road near the forest (there is an undeveloped area there which will soon be more town homes).
I slowed down, which was a good thing because the animal veered onto the road and stopped for a second in the middle of my lane, startled.
I honked my horn like crazy because I was terrified I was about to hit the poor animal and I could see other cars coming from the opposite direction.
Luckily, I scared it back into the forest, but I could tell from the look I got at it and the way it ran, it was very powerful and stealthy when it moved, that it was not a dog and it was too large to be a Coyote.
I came home and looked at images online to be sure and it was most definitely a Wolf! I had no idea that there were Wolves in this area!! I might be a little nervous next time my fiance and I go for an evening walk along the parkway trails!Thank you so much for your report, Josie, how exciting to experience such a close encouter!