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There are 83 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 11, 2010, titled Alaska woman likely killed by wolves, officials say | The Colum.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Alaska State Troopers said yesterday that a woman found dead in Chignik Lake early this week was most likely killed in a wolf attack, and state authorities are on their way there to try to capture or kill the animals.

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BruceLea

Columbus, OH

#44 Mar 13, 2010
ohio lawyer wrote:
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This is Alaska, fruitcake. I've spent two summers there and you would regard me as a tree hugger. No one brings wolves to areas in Alaska. They are there and like any animal, they move around in response to conditions and look for food. And it is quite common to have grizzlies and moose right on the outskirts of Anchorage.
So get a brain and a life.
Two summers? Knee-deep in salmon slime or high as a kite at Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival?
ShamWow

Columbus, OH

#45 Mar 13, 2010
Funny thing is we think of nothing about entering natures home ,but yet lock our doors. I wonder what we would do if nature locked us out?
ShamWow

Columbus, OH

#46 Mar 13, 2010
ohio lawyer wrote:
Wolf attacks on humans are almost unheard of.
It's the almost part that got this lady then? Since you say you're a tree hugger I have a question for you. If a tree falls over in a forest, at what time do you guys let go of it? I've heard your type complain about the fires out west. Who put them out and saved smokey the bear before smoke jumpers and firetrucks were invented?
Republican

Dublin, OH

#47 Mar 13, 2010
Please tell me it wan't Sarah. Please tell me it wan't Sarah. Please tell me it wan't Sarah. Please tell me it wan't Sarah. Please tell me it wan't Sarah.
Beach lover coconut hater

Dublin, OH

#48 Mar 13, 2010
ohio lawyer wrote:
Wolf attacks on humans are almost unheard of.
You are right. More people actually are killed by falling coconuts.
revelljt

Seattle, WA

#49 Mar 13, 2010
Rob wrote:
all wolfs need shot on sight,there killing off are elk and moose,and now people in idaho they were transplanted and arent even a native species,glad we get to hunt them now
If we are so worried about the few instances of people being attacked or killed what do you suggest we do about all the drunk drivers and people talking and texting while driving? They cause many times more deaths than all the animal attacks put together. What makes elk and moose more important than the wolf. God put the wolf here for a purose just as he did the rest of the animals.
ohio lawyer

Columbus, OH

#50 Mar 13, 2010
ShamWow wrote:
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It's the almost part that got this lady then? Since you say you're a tree hugger I have a question for you. If a tree falls over in a forest, at what time do you guys let go of it? I've heard your type complain about the fires out west. Who put them out and saved smokey the bear before smoke jumpers and firetrucks were invented?
Forest biologists would tell you that decades of unnatural fire suppression, especially in the dry West, made our forests far less healthy and much more prone to catastrophic fires. Small fires clear out brush and fuel. Even the Forest Service now knows that years of stopping those small fires was a huge mistake. Forests devastated by industrial logging are also far more prone to fires. Because we now have artificially dense, unnatural areas of forest with too much fuel, we do need thinning near populated areas.

If you wanted a serious answer, which isn't clear -- that's my response.
ohio lawyer

Columbus, OH

#51 Mar 13, 2010
revelljt wrote:
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If we are so worried about the few instances of people being attacked or killed what do you suggest we do about all the drunk drivers and people talking and texting while driving? They cause many times more deaths than all the animal attacks put together. What makes elk and moose more important than the wolf. God put the wolf here for a purose just as he did the rest of the animals.
Yellowstone changed dramaticallly for the better after wolf reintroduction. Decades of overgrazing ended and plants reappeared that hadnt been seen in years. The Idaho poster is an idiot. Wolves have lived in Idaho for thousands of years, and the wolves there are North American timber wolves -- many wolves have come back from Canada after being senselessly exterminated by morons like our friend from Idaho.
drew

Nottingham, MD

#52 Mar 13, 2010
eventhough this is really unfortunate its not the wolves's fault. they need to eat too. running in the middle of nowhere isn't smart.
cacknballz

Delaware, OH

#53 Mar 13, 2010
Big Johnson wrote:
This wouldn't have happened if Sarah Palin had been around.
Hell no. She would have shot them. Chicks with guns are sexy.
Roland

Stockton, CA

#54 Mar 13, 2010
Survival of the fittest isn't just physical, in this case it is mental as well. This person took a chance and lost. I may live in Nevada where gambling is king, but I wouldn't take the chances she did. She gambled and lost, end of story, let it go and let the wolves go as well...
wrusssr

Houston, TX

#55 Mar 14, 2010
Ohio Lawyer: Wolf attacks on humans are almost unheard of? Surely you jest?

In Russia, packs of wolves followed Napoleon’s forces as they retreated from Moscow. The wolves routinely pulled down and ate soldiers weakened with hunger and cold, as well as those who died along the route.

There is an AV orientation available for visitors to view at Kings Mountain National Battleground Monument which states that “...of the bodies left unburied of the British troops, so many packs of wolves gathered upon the mountain (to eat the bodies) that the locals could not go up on the mountain for years afterwards.”

Will Graves, author of the most comprehensive and factual book I ever read about wolves—Wolves in Russia: Anxiety Through the Ages—was called as an expert witness on wolves in the death of a strong, healthy, young Canadian man in his twenties that three wolves stalked, killed, and ate one evening as he went for walk.

Wolves do not snack on lemmings and eat only old diseased reindeer. They are, instead, killers that decimate entirely healthy wildlife populations throughout regions of Russia, then turn their hunger on domestic animals, then humans.

There are, according to Graves, places in Russia today where people are hesitant to venture outside at night because of wolves. The country employed over 1,000 full-time wolf killers when Graves was there, and still couldn’t stem the staggering numbers of domestic animals lost to wolves that numbered in the tens of thousands.

If you insist on being a wolf apologist or push wolf propaganda, try to balance it with facts. Graves’ book is an excellent place to start.
cacknballz

Delaware, OH

#56 Mar 14, 2010
I say the wolves are a problem easily solved with a 5.56mm bullet.
Ummm

Grove City, OH

#57 Mar 14, 2010
Just exactly how does one tell which wolves killed her? They gonna kill every wolf they see?
smoky mountain hiker

United States

#58 Mar 14, 2010
wrusssr wrote:
Ohio Lawyer: Wolf attacks on humans are almost unheard of? Surely you jest?
In Russia, packs of wolves followed Napoleon’s forces as they retreated from Moscow. The wolves routinely pulled down and ate soldiers weakened with hunger and cold, as well as those who died along the route.
There is an AV orientation available for visitors to view at Kings Mountain National Battleground Monument which states that “...of the bodies left unburied of the British troops, so many packs of wolves gathered upon the mountain (to eat the bodies) that the locals could not go up on the mountain for years afterwards.”
Will Graves, author of the most comprehensive and factual book I ever read about wolves—Wolves in Russia: Anxiety Through the Ages—was called as an expert witness on wolves in the death of a strong, healthy, young Canadian man in his twenties that three wolves stalked, killed, and ate one evening as he went for walk.
Wolves do not snack on lemmings and eat only old diseased reindeer. They are, instead, killers that decimate entirely healthy wildlife populations throughout regions of Russia, then turn their hunger on domestic animals, then humans.
There are, according to Graves, places in Russia today where people are hesitant to venture outside at night because of wolves. The country employed over 1,000 full-time wolf killers when Graves was there, and still couldn’t stem the staggering numbers of domestic animals lost to wolves that numbered in the tens of thousands.
If you insist on being a wolf apologist or push wolf propaganda, try to balance it with facts. Graves’ book is an excellent place to start.
napoleon? really? got anything else perhaps a bit more current. wasn't that about 200 years ago?
and russia? are all of your russian references because of its proximity to alaska? perhaps the wolves can see russia from their dens as sarah can see it from her house.
and people who live in the wilderness of russia should be intimidated by the surrounding wildlife at night, just as those in alaska and other wilderness areas should be. that type of self-preservation behavior helps keep people and predators alive and well.
also, to one of the first posters, the young woman killed while hiking in canada last october (?) was attacked by coyotes. not wanting to add fuel to wrusssr's fire of 'wolves are evil', but i think those were eastern coyotes which are documented to have interbred with wolves to form a smarter, stronger, more lethal version than the western coyote. these new coyotes are also known to hunt in packs, similar to their wolf ancestors.
Dee RavenWolf

Olanta, PA

#59 Mar 14, 2010
If only the masses could read or hear your comment, Irony Cop. Alaska was first the land of the Wolf, the Bear, and the Salmon. We Humans are immigrants onto their soil. Don't get me wrong, I'm no "crazy" who believes always in putting the animals first, but I also stay aware that we Humans, too, are animals, animals who fit SOMEWHERE into the food chain, but who have had our important animal instincts bred out of us and replaced by our emotions, intelligence, and logic...such that it is. Logic and intelligence, however, did nothing to save the Life of this woman, who sounds like a wonderful, giving person, with Gypsy Spirit (like me) and a desire to help the children with special needs who inhabit that Alaska community where this tragedy ocurred. I cannot help but wonder if no one had made her aware of the danger she faced as she ran, invitingly so, to the Wolves, who perceived her as fair game...? I want to know a FEW things: 1) How long had she been in this remote area of Alaska? 2) WHO was responsible for her introduction into her new environment? 3) Did NO ONE alert her to the obvious dangers so she could make intelligent decisions? Okay, it sounds like I'm blaming the victim ~ NO, I AM DOING NOTHING WHATSOEVER NEAR THAT! I just want to help in any small way I can to prevent such things from happening EVER again...because, EVERYONE LOSES...ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE...
Irony Cop wrote:
The blame falls on this woman. Running in remote areas where top predators might be around is stupid. Big predators are stimulated by flight. A person on a run triggers and instinct to attack. This idiot woman did herself and the people of this area a grave disservice by running in the woods. Now a pack of wolves will have to pay for her stupidity.
JAFO

Reynoldsburg, OH

#60 Mar 14, 2010
Bob wrote:
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Used to live in Idaho. While a beautiful state, sadly this was average education level of the residents.
He needs to understand the difference between "their" and "there", and I won't confuse him more with "they're". Maybe we can buy him some commas too.

I do agree with the fact that she took a chance jogging alone. There's a good chance she got away with it many times before. The comment about menstruation was pretty cold, what goes around comes around dude.
meynen guy belgium

Riemst, Belgium

#61 Mar 14, 2010
She stood 4 feet, 11 inches tall according to this report. That is about 1m50, right? So her weight would be reduced accordingly. Decisive factors when it comes to fight any aggressive animal, even a herbivore moose buck.
steve

Lykens, PA

#62 Mar 14, 2010
Rob wrote:
all wolfs need shot on sight,there killing off are elk and moose,and now people in idaho they were transplanted and arent even a native species,glad we get to hunt them now
You obviously have the intelligence of a gnat, first off the elk and moose are not yours they are part of nature, therefore the wolves have full right to hunt them for survival, DO YOU HUNT FOR SURVIVAL? i doubt it. The wolves are more native to Idaho then any human is either retard, they have been there for thousands of years before humans came and hunted them from the area for their precious livestock. So before you start talking about OUR elk and moose you may as well put your head back in that bible of yours and get your facts straight. RETARD
Three wolf moon shirt

Dublin, OH

#63 Mar 14, 2010
This never would have happened if she had been wearing her three wolf moon shirt. It offers protection and magical powers to the wearer.

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