Ontario Provincial Police at Chapleau have warned citizens to use caution as wolves have been seen in the community. The following is the news release issued by the OPP.
"February 5, 2013 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Chapleau Detachment responded to a request for assistance at a local school. An employee was leaving the school at 8:00pm and observed a wolf coming towards them on school property. The employee returned inside and contacted OPP for an escort to their vehicle. This was done without further incident.
"OPP patrolled the community throughout the evening and found that the wolves are feeding on garbage left out for pick-up. It has also been reported that there are persons feeding the wolves. The OPP remind the public that these are wild animals and should not be encouraged into our communities. Ensure your garbage is secure and not placed at curbside until the morning of your pick-up.
"Please use caution when out during the evening and night time hours. Do not leave small pets unattended outside. Keep in mind these animals are in search of food and will return to areas that provided nourishment in the past.
The OPP will respond to emergency calls about wild animals if there is an immediate threat to the public."
COMMENT: In all the years I lived in Chapleau, I do not recall any instances where wolves were seen in the community. Any comments? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org