Wolves ?

seen by Jack Carroll on February 2007
at Grenadier Island.

Just reread the following exchange re possibility of Wolves on Grenadier.

Wyatt

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AM Subject: Re: Wolf-Grenadier To All, Lets start at the beginning, then we will all be on the same page. On Tuesday Janet and I noticed deer on John's lawn, she then notice dots on the ice leaving basin harbor. Those dots turned out to be nine deer walking across the ice toward Bedford Corners area. We were then returning from town later that day when we noticed three dogs as we drove down the road, they seemed to back tracking where the deer had crossed from the island, when we got home we put the telescope on them and discovered what appeared to be wolves, their size and the way they were lopping along indicated this to us. We called the neighbors next door and they agreed that they were to big to be coyotes. They entered the island via basin harbor. Then while talking to Wyatt on the phone, Janet watched as one left the island and came across toward our house, it stopped about 3 to 4 hundred yards away and then curled up in a ball on the ice. It was there until darkness came. The next morning it was gone. Janet then watched as another one or the same one exited the island and what seemed to be tracking something to the middle of the bay and then back tracked back the the island toward John's then traveled along the shoreline towards Wyatt's where it entered the woods. Other neighbor's witnessed the wolves and described the same things that we were seeing. The descriptions were that the animals were very tall with thin legs and the coloring was similiar to Huskies, they also said that the way they ran was not anything that they had seen of the coyotes that they have seen. Everyone has been talking about this and the Bald Eagles and the Swanss that have been flying over and around the Island and River. I hope this clarifies what was witnessed. Jack and Janet ----- Original Message ----- From: Wyatt Uhlein To: Carroll Jack Cc: Uhlein, J Wyatt ; Gregor, David ; Wiley Kathleen Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 8:02 AM Subject: Wolf-Grenadier Jack: Any comments on Al's observations and questions? Interesting about the Carrolls seeing 9 deer walk off the Island , and then maybe a wolf following their tracks ! Of course , one wonders if it could have been a Coyote ; out on the ice , hard to judge the scale . Yet Coyotes are more likely to be in a pack , I think . An experienced observer could probably tell from the tracks , but with the wind and snow , there may have been no tracks !! Did Jack say where they exited the island , and where they came ashore on the mainland ? Thanks for telling me about this ; its very interesting . Alex Wyatt

I will send it on best gerry

----- Original Message -----

From: Wyatt Uhlein

To: Moffett, Edward D.

Cc: Wiley Kathleen ; Smith, Gerry ; Carroll Jack

Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 10:38 AM

Subject: Fw: Wolf-Grenadier

I gather Ed Moffett has left the Watertown office.

Would you please refer this exchange of e-mails re possible wolf sightings to the proper party.

Thanks,

Wyatt Uhlein

----- Original Message ----- From: jjcarroll

To: Wyatt Uhlein

Cc: Uhlein, J Wyatt ; Gregor, David ; Wiley Kathleen ; Couch Billy ; janet porter

Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 9:12 AM

Subject: Re: Wolf-Grenadier

To All,

Lets start at the beginning, then we will all be on the same

page.

On Tuesday Janet and I noticed deer on John's lawn,  she

then notice dots on the ice leaving basin harbor.  Those dots

turned out to be nine deer walking across the ice toward

Bedford Corners area.  We were then returning from town

later that day when we noticed three dogs as we drove

down the road, they seemed to back tracking where the deer had crossed from the island,  when we got home we

put the telescope on them and discovered what appeared

to be wolves, their size and the way they were lopping along

indicated this to us.  We called the neighbors next door and they agreed that they were to big to be coyotes.  They entered the island via basin harbor.  Then while talking to

Wyatt on the phone, Janet watched as one left the island

and came across toward our house, it stopped about 3 to 4

hundred yards away and then curled up in a ball on the ice.

It was there until darkness came.  The next morning it was

gone.  Janet then watched as another one or the same one

exited the island and what seemed to be tracking something to the middle of the bay and then back tracked back the

the island toward John's then traveled along the shoreline

towards Wyatt's where it entered the woods.

Other neighbor's witnessed the wolves and described the

same things that we were seeing.  The descriptions were

that the animals were very tall with thin legs and the coloring

was similiar to Huskies, they also said that the way they ran was not anything that they had seen of the coyotes that

they have seen.  Everyone has been talking about this and

the Bald Eagles and the Swanss that have been flying over and around the

Island and River.  I hope this clarifies what was witnessed.

Jack and Janet

----- Original Message -----

From: Wyatt Uhlein

To: Carroll Jack

Cc: Uhlein, J Wyatt ; Gregor, David ; Wiley Kathleen

Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 8:02 AM

Subject: Wolf-Grenadier

Jack:

Any comments on Al's observations and questions?

Interesting about the Carrolls seeing 9 deer walk off the Island , and then maybe a wolf following their tracks ! Of course , one wonders if it could have been a Coyote ; out on the ice , hard to judge the scale . Yet Coyotes are more likely to be in a pack , I think . An experienced observer could probably tell from the tracks , but with the wind and snow , there may have been no tracks !!  Did Jack say where they exited the island , and where they came ashore on the mainland ? Thanks for telling me about this ; its very interesting . Alex

Wyatt