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