Informative, thanks.This is the best article I could find even though it's prior to the autopsy. Overall, it sounds like a case of someone, for what ever reason, not being in enough fear of the dangers in the area. There's a good bit of commentary at the end of the article.
Condolences to her family.
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#22 Mar 14, 2010
#23 Mar 15, 2010
In york ghetto, animals attack people all the time.
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#24 Mar 15, 2010
For those that are out of the loop of info....
This young lady hadn't been in Alaska for more then a year. She came to that town as a special education teacher. She also liked to jog/run for exercise. People in this town liked to jog/run on a dirt road to the airport for exercise. She was one of those people.
Wolves roamed that town and still do. Scat (poop)and tracks are found daily in the winter in the town. Wolves kill pets for food there quite often. If a cat or dog goes missing, the towns people know it was a wolf meal.
The problem in Alaska is we have had people in the fish and game that were more prone to monitoring the behavior of humans then fish and game. So in recent decades, to appease the environmentalists, the wolves were left alone in many areas and they decimated moose and caribou herds till the populations were on sharp decreases. Our last two governors told the environmentalists to kiss their *ss and they told the fish and game to begin to regulate fish and game and not humans. Moose and caribou numbers began to increase in many areas.
But in the area this little town sat in, the wolves were in large numbers even with legal hunting of them imposed there. So the wolves with bears have decimated the spring births of moose and caribou so the the numbers of moose and caribou have fallen each year.
So now we have wolves that are lacking normal sources of food and are resorting to domesticated pets and even a human running alone one late afternoon on a snow covered dirt road.
#25 Mar 17, 2010
It is a horrific story, but I must agree that it sounds as if she were a bit naive and trusting. Nature is never to be taken for granted, whether you are in Alaska with bears/wolves or in Texas with rattlesnakes/coyotes/alligator s (yes, we do have alligators!). God bless her and her family.
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