A North Idaho woman was trudging up her long, snowed-in rural driveway at dusk Saturday when she thought she saw her two dogs coming to greet her. “Then I saw two more of them, and all four were walking toward me,” said Karen Calisterio, 52. ”That’s when I said, ‘Oh s**t, I’m alone and I’m in trouble.’” Spokane Spokesman-Review outdoors writer Rich Landers has Calisterio’s complete report of the incident on his blog.
Gov. Butch Otter announced Monday that Idaho is officially out of the wolf business, and that USFWS will be responsible for all facets of managing the species under the ESA. Idaho Fish and Game personnel will no longer monitor wolves, investigate suspected wolf kills or provide law enforcement in response to illegal killings, Otter said. The Missoulian.
A hunter seated beside a moose camp bonfire with two companions along the Kuskokwim River near Kalskag, Alaska was attacked and bitten by a rabid wolf on Sept. 10. Roderick Phillip was bitten as he wrestled with the attacking animal, before his brother, Eric, shot and killed it with a 30.06 rifle. The Anchorage Daily News.