Nfld. & Labrador

Wolves return to Happy Valley-Goose Bay

At least two wolves that were captured near Happy Valley-Goose Bay and relocated have returned to the area.

Conservation officers tracking the animals with GPS collars

At least two of the wolves relocated from the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area in September have made their way back to the town, says the provincial government. (Dawn Villella/Associated Press)

At least two wolves that were captured near Happy Valley-Goose Bay and relocated have returned to the area.

The department of Environment and Climate Change issued a press release on Thursday warning residents the area that the wolves — who were fitted with GPS collars and released in late September about 130 kilometres from Happy Valley-Goose Bay — are back near the town.

If you encounter a wolf, the government advises:

  • Stay calm
  • Give it space
  • Back away slowly but do not run.

Pet owners are advised to:

  • Keep them indoors or in confined areas
  • Limit outdoor time, especially after dark
  • Supervise pets at all times while they're outside.

The provincial government says conservation officers with the department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods are looking for the animals. The government has an emergency line set up at 709-897-7116 for anyone to report a wolf sighting.

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