Wolves almost got me tonight in London

by Adam
(London, Ontario, Canada)

I went out for a run at around 10:30 pm on November 13th. At the end of my run, I decided to take a shortcut and found myself in the middle of a field near Walnut Street.

As I was standing there gazing up in the sky while listening to music with my sound isolating earphones, I saw some movement in my peripheral vision.

I quickly turn around and saw what looked like two wolves about 3 feet away from me.

It seemed like one of them was just about to pounce on me before I quickly removed one of my earphone and started running as fast as I could toward the road.

As I was running, I looked back and I saw at least two of them were chasing after me.

Well, good thing I can run pretty fast and reached the illuminated road before them.

I turned back and saw they were reluctant to come near the road where I was standing, so I yelled at them and they went away.

It was very dark and I couldn't see much, but I know one of them was white and black and close to 1 meter in height.

What a night!

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Wow, that's pretty scary! I bet those were coy-wolves (Coyote Wolf hybrids) - we have had reports from around the area about these animals.

They seem to be bolder than Coyotes and can have markings like Wolves.

Thank you for writing to tell us about your encounter.

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Nov 04, 2015
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Wolves have attacked before...
by: Anonymous

White and black is possible with wolves, I've seen black Coyotes too, hunting from my tree stand for deer. As for the comment about Wolves / Coyotes not attacking, you are wrong. Although not common there are enough confirmed reports of attacks on humans. About 10 years ago a man was killed and eaten by Wolves in Saskatchewan.

Oct 19, 2015
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I agree with "Oh Please"
by: Anonymous

Wolves don't attack. And coyotes are not black and white. You saw dogs; perhaps stray but nonetheless dogs. Also, you could be a sprinter and they could still catch you. With all due respect, I think you embellished this story and are a city slicker with little to no knowledge of wildlife.

Aug 27, 2015
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Probably Coyotes
by: Anonymous

Yes, we live right across the river from Cavendish Park in London and we hear Coyotes fairly regularly. The tracks we've seen in the winter were not Wolves. It sounds like they are hunting dogs left out at night, and cats. I can hear the yip, barks and chuffs of hunting talk and I have heard the fights with the dogs. An animal is killed and then there is silence. There are a lot less ground hogs as well. But their real prey are the fauns and does that have come in to eat up peoples gardens.

May 13, 2015
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Oh please
by: Anonymous

I wish you would retract this misleading alarmist story about how "wolves nearly got you". Wolves are never "black and white". Neither are coyotes. So I can safely assure you that you were chased by dogs.

Jan 26, 2015
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Couldn't have been dogs
by: Anonymous

Dogs would not be afraid to go to the road, whereas wild animals are more so afraid.

Glad you weren't hurt!!! I was out at 9:30 last night with my son walking (he has sleeping problems so we walk before he goes to sleep), and we were warned that there was a Wolf just down the street. So glad the lady in the car stopped to tell us!!! I was so paranoid all the way home!

Dec 15, 2014
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Dogs?
by: Anonymous

I think you were chased by dogs! Especially when you mentioned the colour, but also the behaviour was dog-like.

Nov 17, 2014
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Lucky
by: Brian

You were very lucky - they weren't after you because the worst thing you can do it try to outrun a wolf or dog - they can easily outrun you and the likelihood of them bringing you down (the worst possible outcome) goes way up if you are running away. You can back away, facing them but you don't want to run away. Anyway, sounds like a rush and a very interesting experience for sure.

Nov 16, 2014
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Sheesh!
by: Anonymous

That must have been scary!

Was this location anywhere near the Coves in London, off Wharncliffe Road? There have been Coyote sightings in that area.

Are you near Sifton Bog (off Oxford Street) as there used to be a lot of White Tailed Deer in there but now there are Coyotes and hardly any Deer.

I think the Coyotes and other wildlife, move along the banks of the Thames River going from one place to another.

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