Wolves killing dogs in Watson Lake

Since Thursday, wolves have killed four dogs in Watson Lake. A fifth dog was left with severe injuries.

Since Thursday, wolves have killed four dogs in Watson Lake.

A fifth dog was left with severe injuries.

“We are asking people to remove any attractants from their yards, like dog food,” said Environment spokesperson Dennis Senger.

“People should watch over their dogs, bring them in overnight and be cautious walking their dogs during the day.”

Last week, a man was walking his dog, when it bounded into the bushes.

Four wolves attacked the dog. The man was able to scare them off, but the dog was so badly injured it had to be put down.

Wolves have also been going into people’s yards and tearing dogs off their chains, said Senger.

On Tuesday, a conservation officer and a local trapper began setting snares to catch and kill the wolves.

As many as six wolves have been seen together, said Senger.

The animals were spotted by the airport and near Second Wye Lake. (GK)