[Tweeters] Injured Wolf/Mostly Okanogan Co

Paul Bannick paul.bannick at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 12:06:26 PST 2013


I can get this started and will do so today, although the more info, the
more I can do to try to save these beautiful and ecologically critical
animals


On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, Elizabeth Bacher wrote:


> 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 <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'eebacher at gmail.com');>

>

>

> On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Paul Bannick <paul.bannick at gmail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', '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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>> Paul L. Bannick

>> Nature and Bird Photography

>> www.paulbannick.com

>> 206-940-7835

>>

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