I am delighted to find Wolf tracks in my rambles, probably the opposite reaction to most hikers and ramblers. To me, it is an indication of a healthy ecology, where the prey-predator relationships are working as it should. From the size of the paw print, it could well be the Northern Timber Wolf, and from the number of different sized paw prints surrounding it, it's a sizeable pack!
All the more reason to carry bear spray when out on rambles. Do not fear the Wolves and Bears and Cougars, respect them and their habits, and you will be safe. Hike in groups, obviously, if you're like me (tasty snack size for predators).
|The length of the paw print, from base to tip of toes is about 14 cm, and it is 10 cm wide. |
|A pack of Wolves just been through this trail a few hours before we did.|