Wolf Attack in Banff campground

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  1. middleofnowhere

    middleofnowhere Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    From news article: https://www.thestar.com/calgary/201...ens-after-investigation-into-wolf-attack.html
    “CALGARY—A Banff-area campsite that saw a wolf attack a visitor last week reopened to the public Monday after an investigation into the incident.

    Rampart Creek Campground in Banff National Park was closed by Parks Canada after a wolf attack at around 1 a.m. Friday left one camper with injuries to their hand and arm. According to Parks Canada officials, the wolf was later found a kilometre south of the campground and killed to ensure public safety.

    Parks Canada said this was the first instance of a wolf attacking a visitor at a national park in Canada. The campground was closed for an investigation, but Parks Canada officials said they’re confident it is safe to reopen.”

    from facebook: “Elisa Rispoli” (sorry, don’t know how to post link)
    “This is a hard thing to post, since I haven’t fully comprehended that it happened yet. Last night, while sleeping in our tent in Banff National Park, we were attacked by a Wolf.

    It was like something out of a horror movie. Matt literally threw his body in front of me and the boys, and fought the Wolf as it ripped apart our tent and his arms and hands. We were screaming for help as he was fighting it and trying to save us, for what felt like an eternity (but I think was anywhere from 1-3 minutes). I laid my body on top of the kids and Matt pinned the Wolf to the ground and held open its jaw with his hands, and the Wolf started to drag Matt away, while I was pulling on his legs trying to get him back. I cannot and don’t think I’ll ever be able to properly describe the terror.

    A guardian angel from the tent site next to us, who we later found out was named Russ, heard our screams and came over to our site and kicked the Wolf and it finally let go of Matt. They had to continue to throw huge rocks at the Wolf while we ran as fast as we could to Russ’ mini van to safety. It continued to follow Matt.

    The rest of the night is a blur of EMTs, good Samaritans, waiting for treatment, no phone service and crying. But here we are in Banff hospital, where Matt’s puncture wounds, and lacerations on his hands and arms have been treated and he’s ok. We are pretty traumatized but ok. They evacuated the campground and Parks Canada killed the wolf in the early morning today.

    It could have been so so much worse, and we are just feeling so thankful that we are all still sitting here as a complete family. Matt is our absolute hero (I mean, way more than he normally was) and we are forever grateful to Russ who came to our aid and likely saved Matt’s life.

    I love you Matthew- thank you for being our hero, a complete *Rule 4 Violation* badass and for fighting with everything in you.

    Thank you for all the calls, texts and love so far. Flow all your good thoughts toward us in Canada, please! And, do us a favor and go give the people you love most a big kiss and let ‘em know.”

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  2. mtmuley

    mtmuley Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2007
    I'm not scared. mtmuley
  3. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    Reminds me of last years elk hunt when I was convinced I was going to die, but I was not dying without a fight. I wound up killing 2 and lost 1.
  4. Crockett12

    Crockett12 Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    They didn't wipe them out in Europe for no reason!
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  5. eklarsen

    eklarsen Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    I need to know more of this story.
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  6. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    morning, when hunting country that has dangerous to
    man animals, always carry a handgun for defense. i
    always carry a glock 10mm shoulder holster. 2
    depending where hunting, 3 extra loaded clips.
    justme gbot tum
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