Somebody must have told this wolf it was opening day of moose season.

A moose hunter near Alaska’s Neva Creek was more than a little surprised after he was approached by an inquisitive wolf while out in the field. Unlike the vast majority of other states, Alaska has a large wolf population and it is not to rare to see one of the animals in the wild. Thankfully for this hunter, this time it was just one nosy canine instead of a full pack.

“I don’t know, that was weird,” the man remarked after the wolf left.

Eric sees a wolf 9/1/15 near Neva Creek while moose hunting a ways north of Nome.

Posted by Brad Gater on Friday, September 4, 2015

Wolves generally avoid humans and attacks are remarkably rare, but it still doesn’t hurt to be on your guard in the presence of one of these predators. In isolated cases, packs of wolves have been known to make predatory attacks on humans. The last known fatal case occurred in 2010 near Chignik Lake, Alaska, where a jogger was killed by a remote pack.

Officials advise staying in groups and avoiding wolves altogether if possible. When faced with one or multiple animals, try to avoid eye contact, make yourself look bigger, and back away. In the worst case scenario and you are attacked, try to get into a petal position and protect your head and neck. Alternatively, those with a firearm or other weapon should try to fight back, but be warned: wolves in a pack may continue to attack despite resistance.

Image is a screenshot from Facebook

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  • Charlie

    If they gotcha, better cover your nads and bung, cuz that’s where they start. So their food doesn’t die right away…… They’ll eat til they’re full and then leave you for the rest of the vermin and scavengers.

  • Kelly Schueman

    Alaska does not have a large wolf population. The brutal killers in the state like Coke Wallace have even made Denali’s wolves rare. Alaska’s sick values are represented in my brother’s experience in the 1980’s. He was out walking with another Alaskan who was carrying a rifle. They looked up and saw a rare trumpeter swan. The Alaskan my brother was walking with raised his rife and shot the bird. The idiot said ” I haven’t seen one of those for years”. My brother answered ” Ya think that might be why”?. I used to love this state, but it is run by sadists . What is legal to do to wildlife in Alaska will break the heart of anyone who has one. Humans make a once beautiful state ugly. You can’t even leave research wolves be. Truth, honesty and learning , are not Alaskan values.. most anyway.