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Wolf killed in car accident

December 31, 2013

ESCANABA — Police have confirmed a wolf was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night near Escanaba. Escanaba Public Safety responded to the car/wolf accident which occurred at 7:07 p.m....

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EStacey

Dec-31-13 1:15 PM

Wow!.. you'd have thought with so many wolves there would have been a Car/Wolf report before now.

Does it's demise count towards the 43 goal of Wolf Slaughter?

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eskymi

Dec-31-13 2:07 PM

I still don't understand why this is a big deal. I mean if the wolf were driving the car and killed in a car accident, then I am impressed.

Otherwise, it's an animal.

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Rulesarerules

Dec-31-13 4:28 PM

It is a big deal because it happened right near a residential area. Within a half a mile of homes with kids. People, these wolves are top predators and extremely smart. These 'animals' are not needed in the numbers they have here. The hunt is needed more spread to diminish the population of these killers.

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reddeer

Dec-31-13 5:13 PM

Did anyone know the wolf ?

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Shlort

Dec-31-13 5:23 PM

EStacy, there would be more car/wolf incidents, but wolves get out of the way too fast. I would not hesitate to remain on path without braking if a wolf were staning in the road in front of me.

I guess you are one of those wolf lovers, eh? With folks around like you, it is only a matter of time before a hungry wolf kills someones kid while that kid is waiting for the bus some dark morning. Then what? You think wolves should be able to do that because "wolves get hungry"? (actually had some wolf lover tell me that).

The wolf population in the UP needs to be cut in half at least. There are a large number of wolves, and we will continue to see wolves getting closer to populated areas and killing peoples pets. It will eventually come to the day when a human is killed, then you can say goodbye to all of them because you refused to apply common sense to the overpopulation.

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Violins

Dec-31-13 6:19 PM

The driver has admitted to being little red riding hood of the unknown forest of escanaba michigan. She has not agreed to any to commenting on any current medical status.

Come on people. How about we get real about killing the healthy strong animals of our planet and focus on the real. Has anyone's toddler been dragged out of their Mickey Mouse bedroom by the big bad wolf? Or has someone's 5 year old been clenched between the jaws of a wolf while playing tether ball on the playground? I don't think so. Just another ploy to shoot more animals. Hope you guys are ready to eat wolf slim Jim's. Good luck with that.

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Yooper342

Dec-31-13 11:00 PM

There has been other car/wolf accidents kills. Two I recall near Bark River and up in Marquette E Stacey. 43 legally taken wolves is not a slaughter!! We need the wolf population in the UP cut in half.

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Cheesehead

Jan-01-14 10:13 AM

Glenn Everett,

a Milwaukee native and father of three,

told reporters that recently witnessing the tragic death of a longtime friend who suffered an unexpected wolf attack

“was a real wake-up call.”

“On his 45th birthday, my buddy drops dead on his back porch after being ambushed by a pack of wolves

—I don’t want that to be me,” said Everett, who noted he has since followed his doctor’s advice to exercise, quit smoking, and limit the amount of red meat he eats outside near wooded areas.

“The fact is, I’ve got a family, and I want to watch my kids grow up, not have them look on in horror as a wolf disembowels me.”

However, not everyone is convinced of the efficacy of such lifestyle changes, with some potential victims claiming that

genetics plays a substantial role in the chances of an individual being messily devoured, making such a gory end inevitable.

WE MUST REMAIN EVER VIGILIANT AND RETALIATE AGAINST THESE PREDATOR'S !

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Cheesehead

Jan-01-14 10:15 AM

Medical professionals

have long advised potential victims to remain vigilant of the early warning signs that often accompany a wolf attack in order to stave off the life-threatening risks

associated with the predatory beasts and their razor-sharp teeth.

The most common symptoms include rapid heartbeat, profuse sweating, lightheadedness, as well as sharp, stabbing pain,

which many individuals fail to identify as an Alaskan tundra wolf sinking its teeth into their flesh.

“Early action is key,” said Johns Hopkins Hospital Director of Lupinology Julia Goodwin,

who urged victims to call for help the moment they suspect they’re being ripped into by a 170-pound wolf.

“Many people tend to ignore a small wolf attack, failing to realize that they can be very dangerous.”

“When you’re being torn to shreds by a wolf, every second counts,”

Goodwin added.

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Cheesehead

Jan-01-14 10:16 AM

“This is a devastating affliction that every day cuts down thousands of men and women from all walks of life,”

said Rhodes, noting that the mortality rate associated with wolf attacks easily outstrips the death toll of many other public health epidemics, including cancer, stroke, and chronic respiratory disease.

“While automobile accidents dramatically rose by 4 percent in 2012, most of the fatal crashes in the U.S. were caused by a timber wolf unexpectedly appearing in the backseat of a vehicle and lunging at the driver.”

“It’s truly tragic,” Rhodes continued.

Accounting for over $328 billion in health care expenditures and lost productivity, wolf attacks have ravaged American workplaces,

and the number of victims in offices, factories, as well as bars and restaurants has tripled in recent years...

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Cheesehead

Jan-01-14 10:18 AM

According to the NIH, (National Institure of Health) a wolf attack most commonly occurs when an individual is abruptly seized by a powerful, aggressive wolf.

The ensuing mutilation, doctors say, results in a forceful disruption of the circulatory system, cardiac arrest, and ultimately death, oftentimes within mere minutes.

Though the study emphasized that these brutal episodes threaten most demographics,

the NIH report suggested men and women aged 65 and older with

sedentary lifestyles faced the greatest risk of a debilitating wolf attack.

The troubling statistics also confirmed that an

increasing number of young children were too overweight

to outrun a vicious wolf mercilessly bearing down on them.

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Cheesehead

Jan-01-14 10:19 AM

The NIH’s annual mortality report also confirmed that one person in the United States dies every 40 seconds from a wolf attack.

“Despite efforts to combat this terrible affliction,

research indicates Americans are far more likely to be ruthlessly slaughtered by one or more man-eating wolves than ever before,”

said the study’s author, William Rhodes, adding that an estimated 1 in 3 Americans will suffer a wolf attack at some point in their lives.

“Our knowledge about the savage encounters has improved, but we aren’t any closer to reducing the unfortunate number of people who every day are stopped in their tracks by a deadly wolf.”

“Far too many are being eviscerated and devoured before their time,”

Rhodes continued.

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Cheesehead

Jan-01-14 10:19 AM

BETHESDA, MD

—According to a new study released Monday by the National Institutes of Health,

for the 25th straight year, violent wolf attacks remain the leading cause of death in the United States.

The human health agency’s latest findings revealed that being viciously killed by a ravenous wolf resulted in more fatalities than any other malady, claiming the lives of more than 800,000 Americans in the last year alone.

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Cheesehead

Jan-01-14 10:21 AM

Indeed,

'something' must be done about the increasing numbers of the wolf population...

Here is a report that in on the internet from the National Institute of Health concerning the severity and danger from wolves...

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Whizzywhig

Jan-01-14 10:37 AM

You're ALL a bunch of FOOLS!

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Rulesarerules

Jan-01-14 11:02 AM

Whizzywig, not ALL just cheesehead. What a moronic waste.

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Cheesehead

Jan-02-14 9:48 AM

If wolf populations

must be reduced according to “acknowledged expert, fools”,

clearly the deer population is,

relatively speaking,

grossly over numbered, mismanaged

and steps must be taken to slaughter excess numbers

at once,

and save a car,

save a life, or

more importantly

save my flowers and shrubs.

Perhaps, smart people should reduce the over-populations

of fools and self-proclaimed wolf and wildlife ‘experts'?

With all of the money and effort humans have spent on

wildlife “management” and or “resource management”,

there have been incredibly few success stories worth waxing over.

Absolutely,

we need an open season on MoronS,

FooLs and RuleS!

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Cheesehead

Jan-02-14 9:48 AM

If wolf populations

must be reduced according to “acknowledged expert, fools”,

clearly the deer population is,

relatively speaking,

grossly over numbered, mismanaged

and steps must be taken to slaughter excess numbers

at once,

and save a car,

save a life, or

more importantly

save my flowers and shrubs.

Perhaps, smart people should reduce the over-populations

of fools and self-proclaimed wolf and wildlife ‘experts'?

With all of the money and effort humans have spent on

wildlife “management” and or “resource management”,

there have been incredibly few success stories worth waxing over.

Absolutely,

we need an open season on MoronS,

FooLs and RuleS!

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Cheesehead

Jan-02-14 9:50 AM

Fools rule?

How can ANYTHING quoted be any more

moronic that what the rest of you post?

Surely you jest, you pest.

There is more educational value in those few paragraphs,

even as hyperbole or satire,

then the rest of you have proclaimed as

’fact’

with your erroneous, mistaken, foolish belief

that wolf populations must be reduced.

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Areacode906

Jan-02-14 11:47 AM

what did the fox say?

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EStacey

Jan-02-14 1:23 PM

@Shlort, Hmmmm, well the only way to insure that NO human is killed by a wolf in the UP would be to 'kill them all, every last one of them' - Are you advocating that? - They killed less than half the known population in this latest hunt (the car kill didn't count) - And Casperson himself is saying that 'next year' they'll probably just go to a 'Trapping, not shooting' them. There's hope they'll be re-located and not killed that way.. Heck, they could even 'sterilize' the live animals and cut-back on the population that way.. Yes, I'm an "Animal" lover, proud of it too.. I see no sense in slaughtering Animals.. You sound like, "Yer afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - and want a wolf/human attack to justify your positon.. how long has it been since one of them attacked a human?

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EStacey

Jan-02-14 1:27 PM

Correct that last from 'half the population' to 'half the number they expected to kill' Casperson says it's because, "It's the first hunt, we're learning how to... blah, blah" he continued by saying that 'next' year we'll probably resort to trapping instead.

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EStacey

Jan-02-14 1:46 PM

As for wanting to 'half' the population of known wolves, if that were the case, why did they only sell 43 licenses?

Y'know? I'd rather take a number of known wolves from a group that wanted to 'preserve' the animal, not eradicate it. Knocking off 43 does nothing to a population in the many hundreds being reported.. Dogs have litters, more than one pup. Come spring, a mere 15 wolves with six pups each would DOUBLE the number hunted.. In other words.. shooting 43 of them and next year twice that number are born.. Ya ain't doing diddly that way, cept giving the trigger fingered Wolf Haters something to blast!

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arealyooper

Jan-02-14 3:17 PM

Now that is a wolf I like a DEAD ONE!! I do not think we need to kill all the wolves,but we need to have as many wolves as we do Mountain lions. We need to get a season in Menominee and Delta Counties next as we have way too many wolves!!! We have way too many coyotes as well and so far this winter I have killed 12 of them. Don"t worry estacey they did not go to waste,I left them for the ravens. You see estacey they need to eat too!!

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MikeHawkburns420

Jan-02-14 7:02 PM

If you dont like wildlife, WHY live up here??? Isnt that part of what makes the UP a great place to live!? Move downstate and deal with the murderers and crackheads if you dont like our wildlife.

Wolves are not to be feared like alot of people on here keep preaching. Id be more worried about running into some maniac at walmart than i am being eaten by a wolf.

If youre deathly afraid of the "big bad wolf" when out in the woods, carry a firearm!! That way you will be supporting our 2nd amendment right at the same time! A person should have NOTHING to worry about when encountering a wolf, theyre curious animals(like your dog) but not man eaters like some of you may think.

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