Wolves in Caledon

by Kevin
(Caledon, Ontario, Canada)

I have lived in Caledon my entire life, and am currently 23.

I see a Wolf at least once a year, and I know the difference between one and a Coyote.

I just got to this site because I can here WOLVES HOWLING RIGHT NOW! They won`t shut up, their pups are going nuts too. All the neighbour dogs are going nuts.

First sighting was as a kid, on my street, walking to my friends house, one leaped out of the forest and ran across the road to the forest on the other side.

The majority of my sightings take place on Mount Hope Road in Caledon, Ontario, near the farms, they seem to hang out there a lot (I guess they have the woods nearby and farm animals).

I also hear gun shots a lot from farmers trying to scare them off at night too sometimes.

Thanks for writing to us Kevin, I can imagine that the neighbourhood dogs would be going nuts with all those Wolves howling!

I will also post this on our facebook page.

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Nov 17, 2018
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Busy week
by: Anonymous

Living in the area between Mt Pleasant and Mt Wolfe. There have been sightings for the past 2 weeks and they do not seem shy to get closer to the house. 2 coyotes last week and this morning a large wolf. Beautiful creature but too dangerous. Now that the snow has come my German shepherd would have enjoyed the field without allergen but it seems I may have to keep him in. Someone has told me that they controlling the population of these animals by allowing the killing of them. Is this true?

Jul 23, 2017
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Graphic content
by: Anonymous

Graphic content does not offend only "delicate female" readers. Perhaps your site can look at content from a more gender neutral lens.

I didn't want to mention that the poster had mentioned that the canid may have smelled period blood - I was trying to be tactful. I guess it didn't work.

Jan 30, 2017
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Wolf in Caledon
by: Brad

I too see a lot of Coyotes in the Escarpment & Willoughby (Caledon Escarpment) area too, but have seen a Whitish/Grey Timber Wolf on home Security Video recently. Seen it twice in the last 3 weeks. Significantly larger, wider head and much taller than the Coyote and Coy's that we see often. This male is well over 120 LBS. Keep safe and watch your pets...

Feb 21, 2016
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Wolf sighting
by: Anonymous

Recently I have seen a wolf in the area of new Tecumseh. I have seen the coyotes and we have a resident fox but this was definitely a wolf. It was large and a very light grey almost white. Early the same day I believe it was a wolf pup almost ran over my boot as it ran looking over its shoulder. The little pup ran right between our herd of horses. The horses didn't really care they just observed. But shortly after this a loose tracking beagle ran into the horse paddock. The horses chased the beagle. I'm pretty sure the horses are accustomed to the wolf and the fox and don't really find them threatening. The pup that was running looked very plump with short legs compact body bushy tail and very blonde healthy coat. We also have a herd of white tailed deer with 2 young that visit. There were 4, but now 2 on a daily basis. I'm not too concerned about the horses as they are healthy and can defend themselves but they don't appear to be threatened.

Dec 31, 2015
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Wolves
by: Anonymous

I live near Mt Hope, Castlederg, I have seen many Coyotes, a few Fox, but there are Wolves too, I live here, I know. I have a 140 lb German Shepherd and I have seen Wolves / Coywolves as big or larger . All you city clickers, MNR biologists - there are Wolves here!

Feb 03, 2015
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No wolves in Caledon
by: Anonymous

You people need to do your research better! Their are NO wolves in Caledon! Coyotes yes! Just because you seen a wild dog in the bush or here howling at night doesn't mean it's a wolf! We have a lot of coyotes in the area and that's it!!! They howl and live in packs! You might think you see a 100lbs "wolf" but in reality its 50 to 60lbs tops. Their long hair can fool you! I've walked the bush every day in Caledon for years walking my dog and I come across coyotes quite often! Trust me they're more scared of you, than you are them! Don't get me wrong, they can still cause injury or death to small children!!! I'm just saying, their are NO wolves in Caledon or surrounding areas! Stop getting them confused for coyotes!

Dec 26, 2014
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Caledon Wolf and Algonquin Wolf
by: Rob

We were hiking the trail at Innis Lake Road, Dec 25 2014 about 20 minutes into the trail our dog started to make tentative chase. Maybe 40 metres away on the trail was a Grey Wolf. It did have some black markings in its heavy coat, but mostly it was grey. I've seen Wolves one summer in Algonquin Park while running the Petawawa River, but they appeared larger than this one and had more significant brown/black markings, a shorter coat and much leaner appearance. Several times over 40 years we've heard Wolves howling in Algonquin Park. Innis Lake Road Trail, has some barbed wire in the woods adjacent to the trail, and poses some danger to dogs running free. Ours sustained injury that day, but finished another 50 minutes hike. We noticed the gash next morning.

Oct 08, 2012
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Wolves are everywhere
by: Anonymous

Wolves are everywhere, wolves howl to communicate or to conduct a hunt. I don't think the wolf crossing the road had any intention of going after your friend, most likely it was trying not to be seen. I'm no expert, I have read a lot about Wolves (The Grey Wolf, aka Timber Wolf) and the only way for them to attack a human is if there was someone too close to their den or if there was nothing in the area to eat so they would only attack in a situation of Extreme Hunger when they haven't eaten for days or weeks.

Wolves can hear another wolf howl 6 miles away and they have a great sense of smell as well. 2 years ago I was trail riding with a female friend at Guelph Lake, it was getting dark out it was about 9:30pm the sun was just over the horizon and we were approached by a wolf. It was about 15 feet away in the bush, it gave out a single howl like a warning to get going. It was the alpha male, the howl was very low pitched and you can tell it was a very big wolf. My friend and I continued on our way as we rode out of the trails coming back into town.

The alfa male wolf is the biggest of the pack, standing 3 feet (front paw to shoulder) and 6 feet in length. paw size 5 inches wide and 6 inches long. Wolves can run a speed of 78km/h (full stride) and can sprint at a speed of 40km/h for a good distance without getting tired. At a stand still they can jump 8 feet and they also can leap 15 feet, wolves have webs between there toes to help them run in deep snow (just like snow shoes)...

Thank you so much for your information - I removed some of your info, although it is interesting and of value, I don't want to offend any of our delicate female readers, so suffice it to say that Wolves, like all canids, can smell blood.


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