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Old 03-31-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Not far enough outside the beltway
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Spokane is still high on our list for relo, so I'm reading every little tidbit of news on the Pacific Northwest.

I see that wolves have made a reappearance... Can you go hiking in the woods without fear? How bold are the wolves?!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Hauser Lake,ID
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Haha, nothing compared to the two-legged wolves where you are now! I would not worry about it too much. You simply have to be aware that this area has a variety of predators and there is always a chance that you would come across one and still another chance that it would attack. A moose is the most dangerous animal you are likely to come across.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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Wolves? No way. Coyotes yes but I highly doubt there are any wolves around. I'd love to see one though. Where did you get the info that they are around? I am curious and excited to know that it may be a possibility.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Hauser Lake,ID
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NorthwestWolfSightings.org Wolf Sightings Map
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Not far enough outside the beltway
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a MOOSE? for real?

Ok, but that would be in the forest and in the woods, correct?

Do any of these animals venture down to the 'burbs and subdivisions?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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Yes you'll see the occasional moose wandering through a neighborhood. A friend I work with took a picture of a wolf she saw on a recent walk through Riverside Park. It looked a lot like my Alaskan Malamute but most definitely was not a domestic dog. These sightings are more the exception than the norm, so I wouldn't worry too much. Carry a stick and maybe some pepper spray if you're so inclined.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Hauser Lake,ID
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This is in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest:



They also come through my neighborhood from time to time. I see pics in the paper of them in residential areas of Post Falls and CDA. I am pretty sure they can't read so I would imagine they are on the WA side of the border too. They will go zero to belligerent in nothing flat.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Wow they are beautiful, but kinda scary for a city girl like me I would probably want to live in the down town area insulated from moose or wolves, LOL
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Red face Wolves in Spokane?

Hello,
We heard sounds like "Dog" barks and a distant Wolf-howl one night in Dec-Jan at about 12-1am. It is unusual to hear a dog, because we are not in an area that has homes with private pets. The Lincoln Park (South Hill) is quite sizeable, and is next to our Retirement community, so it is quite possible that they were wolves.

But, it did not seem worrisome, since we did not see anything, nor was it nearby. For example, it seemed as if the sound was about 1/2 mile away. Havent heard anything similar since then.

Once or twice, we have seen a coyote running across the road early mornings.

Good luck!
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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no wolves, just lions and white sharks
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