Thursday, April 19, 2007

Conservation officer: Wolf chased cars

When conservation officer Steve Peterson got a call that a timber wolf was chasing vehicles on a country road near Brimson, he thought it was prank or a misidentified German shepherd. But then he saw it firsthand. "I couldn't believe it. It was like a dog chasing cars," Peterson said. "It looked like a big, healthy male wolf. No mange." Responding to the call last Friday, Peterson saw the animal hide in the ditch as a pickup approached and then come bounding out to chase it. The wolf did the same when Peterson drove to that spot, where he stopped his vehicle. "He hung around for a minute or 90 seconds and then walked off. I haven't heard any more reports since then," Peterson said.

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