- Elizabeth Huntley
- October 30, 2013 - 20:43
Why did that dolt feel the need to kill the animal? What a moron.
- August 24, 2012 - 22:42
Stop killing the wolves that we are fortunate enough to see reach the island from Labrador! Let them kill as many moose as they can eat! They are beautiful creatures, no threat to humans, and will reduce the damn coyote population as well. Wolves are not "garbage" from Labrador, they are a treasure. This comes from personal experience with the Labrador grey wolf while living in Labrador. Many Labrador Husky dogs have a bit of grey wolf in them. Both are majestic creatures. We need them. Put away your darn rifles. Think before you shoot your "trophy". Another thing.....if I knew this was a Labrador grey wolf as soon as I saw the picture, why did officials have to do DNA testing to determine whether it was a coyote? No coyote weighs 82 pounds. How on earth this animal's identity could confuse anyone is a mystery to me. Now, put those guns away....unless you are aiming them at the moose!
- John Glowa
- August 23, 2012 - 15:10
To the government's credit they are making this information public. At first there were no wolves, Now there is "no evidence of a breeding population." This makes the third wolf in the past three years, with one of the three hopefully still alive in or near Terra Nova National Park. The only way to verify a breeding population is to look for wolves and that involves setting out trail cameras, surveying for wolf tracks and howls, and other fieldwork. Now that wolves have been documented, the government should not expect hunters and trappers to report one if it is killed. It is a no-brainer that Labrador wolves DNA should have been used as reference samples given the fact that Labrador's wolf range is only ten miles away from Newfoundland. The presence of wolves in Newfoundland rights a wrong that humans committed a century ago and restores a natural predator. Humans should allow nature to take its course. If wolves do not survive in Newfoundland, it should not be because they have again been exterminated by humans. I'm betting that if left alone, wolves will thrive and that they will improve the health of moose and caribou populations. They will decrease coyote numbers and in so doing, may prompt increased survival of caribou calves, just as wolves are doing for pronghorn antelope in the American west. They will likely decrease moose numbers and this may mean less car/moose collisions. They will serve as a draw for ecotourists wanting to see and hear them and will bring dollars into rural parts of Newfoundland.
- Blame Labradorians
- August 23, 2012 - 10:39
Darn Labrador, sending their garbage this way.
- sickof thispicture
- August 23, 2012 - 11:40
Ok, so now that you are sure??? that this animal is in fact, a wolf that travelled here from Labrador, as the island species were made extinct in the 1930's, can you pleeeease not show this picture again?