Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

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Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

Post by Paradiigm » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:25 pm

I saw a wolf out in my back yard, and I live in Maine. Is this normal, or was it just passing through? Do wolves live in Canada??
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Re: Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

Post by Koa » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:34 am

Under "Conservation and Management:"
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1.maine.gov/iwf

Yes, there are wolves in Canada.
Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: 53,600 – 57,600
Population trend: Stable/increasing
http://www.wolf.org/wow/canada/

Are you sure you saw a wolf and not an eastern coyote?
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Re: Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

Post by Paradiigm » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:11 pm

I'm pretty sure that it was a wolf; I've seen coyotes here and this one was way too bog to be a coyote. Also, it had mostly white fur with gray patches and I think the eyes were a greenish yellow in color. The only fur color for coyotes here is a variation of brown-orange..... Does this help any? I really would like to know what this was...
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Re: Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

Post by Koa » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:35 pm

FocyThePirate wrote:I'm pretty sure that it was a wolf; I've seen coyotes here and this one was way too bog to be a coyote. Also, it had mostly white fur with gray patches and I think the eyes were a greenish yellow in color. The only fur color for coyotes here is a variation of brown-orange..... Does this help any? I really would like to know what this was...
From what I can tell, there hasn't been any verified wolf sighting in Maine (http://www.wolf.org/wow/united-states/maine/, http://www.dirigomaine.com/2015/07/30/3 ... -in-maine/) for a long time. You could have seen a wolfdog or dog of some kind, as well. Given what I've read, I'd be hard pressed to believe it was a wolf, but I also wasn't the one who saw it, either.
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Re: Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

Post by SolitaryHowl » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Considering you saw it in your backyard, it doesn't sound like a wolf to me as I doubt a wolf would venture that close to humans. Perhaps it was a wolf-dog mix.
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Re: Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

Post by Paradiigm » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:27 pm

Okay, thanks Solitary!
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Re: Are wolves normal to be seen in Maine?

Post by Isela » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:35 pm

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