[Tweeters] Injured Wolf/Mostly Okanogan Co

Elizabeth Bacher eebacher at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 11:53:05 PST 2013


I was wondering that as well. This needs to be investigated and if someone
is setting/using steel traps, this needs to be stopped before more wolves
or other animals are hurt or killed.

E. Bacher, Seattle
eebacher at gmail.com


On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Paul Bannick <paul.bannick at gmail.com>wrote:


> Can anyone tell me where in the Highlands this unfortunate animal was seen?

>

> Thanks!

>

>

> On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, Diane W wrote:

>

>> Stephan Schlick reported:

>>

>> “The personal highlight was seeing a total of 6 GRAY WOLVES at 2

>> different locations in the Highlands today: A pack of 5 and a single, badly

>> injured animal. The injured wolf was missing a front leg (big wound) and

>> could not use one of his hind legs. If you know who I can contact to report

>> details, please let me know.”

>>

>> Most likely the injuries were caused by humans and the leg was probably

>> caught in a steel jaw trap, which is illegal to use in Washington. I

>> responded directly to Stephan, but since we are the ones out there watching

>> wildlife, we should all be prepared to report crimes against wildlife.

>>

>> According to the WDFW website

>> http://wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/reporting_violations.html you can call,

>> text, email, or report violations online. If the poaching activity is in

>> progress, call 911. Otherwise call *1-877-933-9847 <1-877-933-9847>*,

>> text by entering* WDFWTIP (a space) and the Report and send to: 847411

>> (TIP411), *email reportpoaching at dfw.wa.gov or report online. According

>> to the website, all reports are completely anonymous.

>>

>> Diane Weinstein

>> Issaquah

>>

>>

>>

>>

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