Jeness Mosioner of Keewatin woke up to a startling sight yesterday. It was a wolf pack in her neighbourhood.

"My husband was leaving for work, and he saw one jut across, and he thought 'Wow, that's a big dog!' He kept going, then he saw one more, then two more. He managed to get a picture of one of them," she said, noting there were five in the pack in total. 

If you're concerned about wolves in your neighbourhood, the province has issued a series of safety tips for you, your kids and your pets.

What to do if you encounter a wolf:

  • keep your distance and the animal will most likely avoid you
  • never approach or touch a wild animal
  • do not turn your back or run from a wild animal
  • back away from the animal while remaining calm stand tall,
  • wave your hands, and
  • make lots of noise
  • carry a flashlight at night if a wild animal poses an immediate threat or danger to public safety — call 911

How to make your property unwelcome

  • use flashing lights, motion sensors and noise makers
  • put up a two-metre high fence that extends at least 20 cm underground
  • install a roller system to the top of your fence so animals can’t gain a foothold

How to prevent conflicts with dogs

  • keep dogs inside at night
  • clean up after your dog
  • spay and neuter your dogs

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