30 May 2011, 9:52am
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Trapper kills wolf-dog that terrorized B.C. island community

Globe and Mail, May 27, 2011 [here]

Vancouver - The Canadian Press — A wolf-dog that devoured cats, dogs, chickens, sheep, deer, a swan and snatched a gosling from a backyard pond while striking fear into the residents of this bucolic island off the coast of West Vancouver has finally been killed.

It took the handiwork of trapper Allan Starkey to bring a collective sigh of relief to the community that had been under threat by the predator since it was spotted in the bush last December.

Earlier this week, Starkey, 72, lured the animal with deer and sheep meat and scents for wolves and coyotes.

“I waited for her and that was it, game over,” said Mr. Starkey, who shot the animal in the head. … [more]



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