Wolf kills dog on Juneau trailhead

Published: Apr. 30, 2018 at 10:11 PM AKDT
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A wolf killed a dog Monday morning along the popular Brotherhood Bridge Trail in Juneau.

KTOO Public Media reports that the incident was the second time in six months that a wolf has killed a dog.

Department of Fish and Game wildlife supervisor Ryan Scott said the dog owner lost sight of their pet along a tree line. The owner eventually found the dog dead next to a deer carcass just off the trail. The site was about 300 yards (274 meters) from the trailhead on Glacier Highway.

Scott says he believes the wolf killed the deer and was protecting its kill. He said officials removed the remains of the deer to reduce the chance of more trailside wildlife encounters.