We saw another wolf today on the Butze Rapids trail - closer to the highway portion of the trail - a grey coloured wolf that was far from aggressive. Unfortunately - both my small dogs were off leash at the time - and the oldest one charged at the wolf barking up a storm. I’m glad his recall worked this time and he came right back to me while my husband made some noise and kept walking towards it yelling “GO AWAY” - the wolf backed into the woods with a low but very quiet growl. So hubby let off a bear banger and the wolf scurried behind us.
A little ways down the trail it was following from a short ways back - so he let off another one to be sure it was scared away and we carried on.
Just as we get to the car, about 10 minutes later, we see a lady jogging with her little Yorkie down the trail - wearing HEADPHONES! We stop her, tell her about the wolf, and she’s all “oh no big deal, I’ll hear it coming”
Stupid people should not be allowed to own dogs!!
Anyways - that was our exciting encounter - both dogs are totally fine - and no way will they be off-leash on that trail anymore - and I had never used or heard a bear banger before - they are quite effective.