Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Teacher killed by wolves in Chignik Lake area, Alaska Peninsula

Investigators with the Alaska Department of Public Safety concluded that Candice Berner, a schoolteacher in Chignik Lake, had likely been killed by wolves while jogging near the village on March 8th.
ADFG staff has responded, and at this time has dispatched two wolves in the area. According to ADFG biologist Lem Butler:
"Based on statements of eye-witness observers, observations made at the location of Candice Berner's death, physical characteristics of the two wolves killed, and the proximity of the two wolves to the location of Candice Berner's death, I conclude that it is highly likely that these wolves killed Candice Berner."

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