Department of Fish and Game yesterday (Tuesday) released a final report on the
fatal attack by wolves on a Chignik Lake teacher nearly two years ago.
Thirty-two-year-old Candice Berner was attacked on March 8th, 2010,
as she was jogging near the village on the Alaska Peninsula. Subsequently,
eight wolves were shot or trapped in the area. Wildlife biologist Lem Butler in
Palmer, the principal investigator into the attack, says it appears that one of
them was positively identified as an attacker.
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report includes ... of any other species.")
there was no evidence that the wolves attacked because they were starved or had
-- (Wolf Attack 2 27 sec "These
wolves were in excellent ... a predatory attack.")
pointed out that bears and moose pose more risk to people in Alaska, but that
all wild animals can be unpredictable. He said there are resources on the Fish
and Game web site about safety in wolf country:
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we're talking ... whatever you can do.")
Berner's father Bob said he hopes that people will learn from his daughter's
death through an increased awareness of the potential danger and taking steps
to increase safety.