Wolf Attacks Eagle River Dog
A representative from the Anchorage Police Department said it’s received several calls of wolf sightings recently
Just before 5 a.m Sunday, Eagle River resident Theresa McLean let her dog, Sandy, out the front door.
"She doesn't have much hair so she doesn't stay outside too long and usually comes right back in,” McLean said. “But boy! She let out a yelp this morning."
The dog had been bitten by what McLean described as a large, white wolf, and was bleeding from multiple puncture wounds to its shoulder and back.
McLean said the attack happened just seconds after her pet had stepped outside, and said she saw the wolf take off down her driveway when she opened the door to let Sandy back in.
She said it was a strange encounter, and the first she’d had since moving to Eagle River 12 years ago.
Officials from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said it’s not unheard of, but reports of wolf encounters in Anchorage and the surrounding areas are few and far between.
A representative from the Anchorage Police Department said it’s received several calls of wolf sightings recently, but doesn’t take reports on the encounters because they fall under the authority of ADF&G.
"It kind of makes you a little bit leery," McLean said. "I mean, they're so bold to come right up to our porch."