Officials believe 2 wolves roaming in North Tongass area

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials are investigating after multiple reported sightings of wolves in the North Tongass area from residents who say the animals appear to be unafraid of humans.

    Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2016 7:46am by Lori James

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials are investigating after multiple reported sightings of wolves in the North Tongass area from residents who say the animals appear to be unafraid of humans.

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Micah Sanguinetti with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the agency believes there are two wolves hanging around Ketchikan's north end. He says the department received half a dozen calls related to the animals Tuesday.

    One of those calls was from Amy Nieshe, who says the wolf that appeared in her yard early Tuesday seemed to have "no issue with people or dogs."

    A wolf that was seen on Sunday attacked a dog, which survived the incident.

    A Fish and Game investigator was sent to the area Tuesday.

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