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Wolves in Ward Lake area
By Ardath Piston


September 21, 2009
Monday PM

It is always good to be aware of wolf activity in our area. I appreciate Meghan Hogben taking the time to inform everyone that the packs are making their way closer to town.

As an avid hiker and dog walker, I would not walk my dog at 8 pm at night in an area well know for wolves. I try to be sensible about when and where I walk my dogs because I chose not to put myself or my dogs in danger.

Sure, I love animals...they taste great. However I also respect their right to live here in the woods. The forest is their home...they do not recognize man made boundaries.

No, I do not want my dog eaten by a wolf. Yes, I would shoot a wolf if it tried to take my dog. However, I am not going to put myself in a position where I am walking through their territory at prime dinner time with domesticated to-go meals.

Be aware of your surroundings, watch your dogs...they often signal that something is near such as a wolf, do not walk at night/early morning in well known wolf areas. Off the top of my head I would say D-1 Loop area, Lunch Creek, Ward Lake area, The entire Revilla Road trail system.

Again, thank you ,Meghan Hogben, for taking the time to let the community know that we all need to keep our dogs close, and our eyes peeled.

Ardath Piston
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Owner and operator of For Pets Sake Petsitting and Dog Walking Service for 11 years."

Received September 18, 2009 - Published September 21, 2009

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