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Title: Very Large Wolf?


Jason Goldring - January 11, 2011 02:09 AM (GMT)
I still trying to source the picture, I have it around somewhere - Tim, I think you might have been the one who took it. It was the very large wolf track chasing after the deer in the clay/mud area of Lacloche, where that 4x4 got stuck, by the old mill.

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Maybe you can post the picture or the link, but how large do you think this thing was based on the print? From what I can tell the largest is just over 230 lbs, shot in Alberta. They seem to refer to this wolf as a "black wolf", but I see no real hard evidence showing that it was entirely wild, rather than a bit of hybrid / cross breeding.

http://www.mikehanback.com/blog/index.cfm/...ggest-Wolf-Ever

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Peter Smith - January 11, 2011 04:25 AM (GMT)
I imagine there is a guide online, where we can judge the weight, based on print size.

I will post the prints that I have. Bear, wolf, cougar, etc.

Tim Ervick - January 11, 2011 06:57 AM (GMT)
I think we should have a section just for tracks and descriptions. I will try to do.

Peter Smith - January 11, 2011 07:02 PM (GMT)
That's a BIG wolf.

I will look for track size/wolf size, ratio chart. There must be one somewhere. If we are dealing with something like that, I want more pepper spray.

Tim Ervick - January 11, 2011 07:22 PM (GMT)
I've heard of some huge Timber wolves in Ontario. I wonder what the record size is?

I have a bit of an issue with someone killing such a beautiful creature for sport. Self defense isn't an issue.

From what I have read 175 lbs was the record. It was a Alaskan Wolf of some nature.
Many people believe it a photoshop kinda deal.

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samsqwecnch - January 18, 2011 02:06 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Tim Ervick @ Jan 11 2011, 02:22 PM)
I've heard of some huge Timber wolves in Ontario. I wonder what the record size is?

I have a bit of an issue with someone killing such a beautiful creature for sport. Self defense isn't an issue.

From what I have read 175 lbs was the record. It was a Alaskan Wolf of some nature.
Many people believe it a photoshop kinda deal.

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thats a huge wolf! My father sent me a email a year ago about this monster grizzly that was killed in alaska. it had pics of the grizzly and if it wear to stand on two legs it was 16ft high. the paw alone was bigger of his head. I will find it and post it.

Tim Ervick - January 18, 2011 03:35 AM (GMT)
Is this the one?
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On a personal note...................I WOULD NEVER GO IN THE BUSH AGAIN!...........EVER.

Peter Smith - January 18, 2011 03:40 AM (GMT)
I won't post the photo of it's last meal, but that is human blood on the snout.

Tim Ervick - January 18, 2011 03:45 AM (GMT)
I completely agree. Nasty!

chingaso - January 20, 2011 01:41 AM (GMT)
Last deer season early October, near Fenelon Falls Ontario a Timber Wolf was shot and weighed on a digital scale in the hunters garage used for weighing deer... it topped out at exactly 200lbs... I believe the guy who told me this as I spoke to another hunter that was there the following day... the wolf was still hanging on the scale and a group of neighbors were taking pictures... the scale still read 200lbs..... yikes!

Peter Smith - January 20, 2011 02:57 AM (GMT)
That is big. The average large dog weighs about 75 lbs.
I have not seen a large wolf in the wild, so assumed that they were about the size of a Malamute, which averages 95lbs for a male. I can see where trappers get concerned when wolves are around.

Tim Ervick - January 20, 2011 03:53 AM (GMT)
Well I learn something everyday. I had no idea that Timberwolves were that far south.
I guess it could of been a lone wolf maybe? Has anyone seen anymore in that area since?

I think I'm going to start a data map of all sightings whether they be Cougars, wolf and unknown or unexplained critters.

Peter Smith - January 20, 2011 01:00 PM (GMT)
If witnesses could make a note of coordinates, it would make the location plotting a lot easier.

chingaso - January 20, 2011 04:05 PM (GMT)
That big wolf was shot exactly at the end of Sturgeon Point..right beside the lake near Fenelon Falls.

Peter Smith - January 20, 2011 11:57 PM (GMT)
Perfect. That's easy to find. Sturgeon Point is at 44 28.621'N, 78 42.185'W.

I think Tim is going to combine cougar, wolf, etc., onto one map.

So, the description can be from chingaso's post. That is our first official big wolf report. The ones above do not count as they are not in Ontario. But they are still interesting.

Peter Smith - February 14, 2011 11:22 AM (GMT)
I came across this article about the Egyptian jackal. It turns out that it is actually a gray wolf, or very closely related.

Scroll down at this link for the story, and photos.
http://blogs.discovery.com/animal_oddities/

Okay.... after you have watched the bird video.

tdmartin - January 30, 2013 06:43 PM (GMT)
there are wolves that size in ontario. my buddy and i spotted one in st.charles, south of sudbury in 2010. a skinned out timber wolf can stretch out to 10 feet. i don't believe this pic was altered. we see alot of big wolf tracks north of river valley.

savguy - April 6, 2013 01:07 PM (GMT)
The Wolf. Got that one when in Alberta, someone sent it to me along with another photo of a 80 lb photo shopped house cat. Both photo shopped from what was quite apparent. There was also a bull moose about 3000 plus lbs walking accross road in same series, and it was about 14 ft high. Crazy




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