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    Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    Our friends had a returning visitor on the field next their house for 4 days straight. They first thought it was a very large dog, but decided to take pictures and sent them to the local CO. Turns out that the CO deemed the animal to be a wolf! this is well within city limits, south of Alouette River. What are your thoughts? Could the wolves really made their way this far west? Are we kissing local Blacktails goodbye due to poor management??

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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    Certainly Wolves could be in the lower mainland without issue, they go where the food is plain and simple....looks a little small to be a wolf but heck who knows...
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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    What the heck , ! This is not good news , there are always deer around the South Alouette River .
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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    Looks like a wolf to me from the 2nd pic

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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    Yup, does look like it from the photos anyways.

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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    I don't see how anyone can determine if it's a dog or wolf from these far away photos. My quess would be a large dark colored dog based on location.
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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    Looks more like a coyote cross breed to me but I’m far from an expert on dogs !
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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    Interesting. The folks who took the photos mentioned that it was, by far the biggest canine they'd ever seen, and they've seen some big dogs...our 140lbs mastiff included . The CO said that that the wolves up at the north end of Pitt Lake may have made a move down south in search of more food.

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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    I do believe there are wolves in Golden Ears. So why would one not wander south.
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    Re: Wolves in Maple Ridge??

    There have always been wolves and wolfdogs In the Whonnock/Stave Falls I knopersonally of at least 1/2 a doz that were shot in the 60s/70s it's a short distance over the ridge from there to the Alouette I have ridden it on horse back many times. Looks like a wolf to me but could be a Belgian Shepherd cross? The second pic does look like a wolf "stance/profile". But as for the OP's question YES there is most definitely wolves in Maple Ridge. Big Lew should chime in hopefully he like me was raised hunting those areas.
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