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Powell River RCMP report on second wolf incident

Pack stalked hiker near Eagle Crossing Trail
Powell River RCMP detachment.

Powell River RCMP responded to a report that a hiker had gone into the Eagle Crossing Trail on February 22 with two dogs and approximately 30 minutes later, the dog returned with blood on it, and there was no sign of the hiker.

Police indicate the hiker was eventually found, and she reported to police that she had gone hiking, and on the way back through the trail, saw a pack of wolves approaching. The wolves got close to the hiker and the two dogs charged at the wolves to keep them away, according to police.

The hiker made it back to safety, but the hiker stated that the wolves stalked her the entire way back and that she had to scream and wave a large stick at them multiple times during the walk back.

The hiker and both dogs are okay, according to police.

Powell River RCMP advises the public that this was a second and separate incident from the wolf attack on Wilde Road that occurred earlier the same day. Police are warning the public to continue to exercise extreme caution in the area and when out on hiking trails.

For any sightings, call Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255 or animal control at 604.208.9526.

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