November 15, 2019

Science Doesn’t Lie, but “Scientists” Publish

Science Doesn’t Lie, but “Scientists” Publish *

*A shameless modification of something my grandmother once told me that, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure!”

Below my 30 November email to select colleagues, there is a List of historical wolf attacks almost entirely from Europe and Asia.  My comments and the List will, hopefully, prove of interest and value to you that read them.

Jim Beers

30 November 2018

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

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Guys,

What a wonderful place Christopher Columbus found!  Who knew? I feel like bursting forth in stanzas of “My Country Tis of Thee”!  Now I really know why all our forbearers left “the Old Country”.

There has (according to this List) only been but ONE wolf attack and death in North America for that matter in recorded history.  It was in 1989 in Forest lake, Minnesota (“where all the children are above average” per Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion and for other unmentioned incidents’ fame) about 20 miles from where I am sitting at the moment AND that was from a CAPTIVE WOLF!  It must have been imported from those other countries far away and it only goes to prove that only North American wolves, unsullied by those dastardly Euro-Asian oppressors, are “natural” and “beneficial”.  Obviously, our wolves are like angels placed here for the virgin forests and wild grazing animals to live in loving harmony with “native” people and this List proves it.  Once invaded (there was no wall) by these European immigrants “seeking asylum” sure enough they brought in this “captive wolf” that couldn’t help killing his “caretaker”.

My point here is to take this list for what it is.  It is a PARTIAL European/civilized Asian List (i.e. where they kept records that endured and where such things were noted, much less recorded).  There were lots more and the historic references back to the Ancient Greeks are chilling to say the least.

Enter North America.  Consider that Norwegian Canadian trapper the other day that killed a grizz a hundred yards from his cabin only to find his “partner” and their 10-month old baby dead and “mauled” (i.e. ripped apart) where they had tried to get back to the cabin by “apparently the same bear”.  How often did frontier families and settlers experience the same horrific deaths from wolves and bears and mountain lions?  Who “Knew”?  Who “Investigated”?  Who “Reported”?  Who Publicized”?  Who “Recorded”?  Who “Kept Records”? 

Despite all that, Stanley Young in Wolves of North America mentions a lot of word-of-mouth incidents passed down and still mentioned when he was “controlling” (only they didn’t have qualms then and spoke in real words like “killing”) predators.  Today the same necessary activity (predator control) is verboten to even (like Oscar Wilde’s “love” that “you dared not speak its name” and got him imprisoned and ruined his life) speak its name or necessity.

This very valuable List is but the tip of an historical iceberg.  There were undoubtedly many more deaths and survival-with-injuries in Europe and Asia in these years and a similar ratio of wolf attacks and wolf-caused deaths based on rural expanses and wolf-to-human ratios undoubtedly occurred under “Native” occupation and European occupancy in North America.

The real horror and scandal is the government functionaries, quack “perfessors”, teachers, over-educated influential elites, immoral NGO’s and many others with all manner of anti-rural hidden agendas that have not only sold the re-imposition of deadly predators by government force and finance but also buried this history (like Holocaust-Deniers) and created Socialist automatons that will not only deny but actively suppress these horrific facts and put them on the “Mention at Your Own Peril” List.

A Grant to some fearless person who is neither afraid of the truth nor squeamish about what must be done (“Yo Demosthenes, are you out there?  We need you.”) should set about recording what took place in North America as best we can reconstruct it and then attempt an ordered and supportable synthesis (like the incomplete Euro/Asian records) to extrapolate what most likely took place.  Should I go to the University of Minnesota or the University of California or where?  Decisions, Decisions.

Should I look for funding at the Animal Rights NGO’s or the federal bureaucracies or the spineless hunting NGO’s or the “hiding-under-their-desks” State agencies?

I leave all that to you dear reader.

Jim Beers

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On Nov 29, 2018, at 5:08 PM,     XXXXX    wrote:

YYYY and I were talking today about recent wolf attacks on Humans.  I started to search in the internet and found this.   Wow.  There are many more attacks than I had known about!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wolf_attacks#2010s.

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Moose Attack People More than Wolves and Bears Combined?

I have to say this is a first. Yesterday, I read a good article about moose and moose hunting, that included some history and a bit of behavioral perspective on this large critter. As part of the picture the author was attempting to create of the moose, he began by stating that moose are not usually an “aggressive” animal but can be “provoked” or “frightened” to behave that way. I’ll have to agree with that and here’s an example:

A friend of mine who goes to deer hunting camp with me every year, one day was hunting when he came upon a young bull moose standing in the middle of a swampy area. It happened to be standing where my friend wanted to walk. He began messing with the moose putting his rifle over his head and pretending to have a rack of antlers and making other odd movements.

Consequently, the moose moved on and disappeared over a ridge at the edge of the swamp. The hunter proceeded on his way when all of a sudden he heard a loud crash. Turning, the same moose was approaching him from behind with what one would not jokingly call “aggressive” behavior.

But what was also contained in this article was a continuation of that aggressive behavior disclaimer that read: “In terms of raw numbers, they attack more people than bears and wolves combined, but usually with only minor consequences.”

That has to be a first for me. I’ve never heard, read, or anything else anything resembling serious discussion that moose attack more people than bears and wolves combined. Even with “minor consequences” we almost never hear anything about anyone being “attacked” by a moose. Wolves and bear for certain, but not moose. I’m curious where this author got his information.

I began doing some research to see what I could find to disprove or substantiate this claim. As much as I find Wikipedia to be an unreliable resource (I might use it as a starting point while researching), I ended up on Wikipedia looking for information about moose attacks on people. It appears this author copy and pasted word for word what was written in Wikipedia about aggressive moose behavior. Wiki’s words are: “Moose are not usually aggressive towards humans, but can be provoked or frightened to behave with aggression. In terms of raw numbers, they attack more people than bears and wolves combined, but usually with only minor consequences.” (More than these sentences can be found copied word for word in this article. However, because Wiki is an open source resource, it is possible the author was the one who contributed this information to Wiki.)

As with a lot of what Wiki writes, none of this is substantiated with resources to support this claim. A little read searching and we know that in Alaska, there are three times more moose than bears. Moose number approximately 175,000, bears (grizzly and black) number about 130,000, and there are around 11,000 wolves in Alaska.

When you examine the demographics of each animal, it might make sense that there are more moose attacks, especially when you consider that people attempt to approach a moose for photo taking and other stupid reasons. But I will have to seriously question the reporting of “attacks” by moose, bears, and wolves on people globally.

It is a bit dishonest to copy and paste information that is not substantiated (and spending a fair amount of time on this subject I could not come close to proving this claim). The claim is so broad it is impossible to prove. It might have been better to simply state that moose can become aggressive and perhaps offer some sensible tips on how not to piss off a moose.

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Wolves Eat Hiker – Likely Attacked and Killed First

A British woman in Greece, supposedly on a “hike,” placed a phone call to her brother and reported she “was being attacked by dogs.” The coroner believes no dog or jackal “could have administered such bites.” All that was left were mostly bones and large body parts were missing.

Tests are being conducted on the animal hairs found at the scene. More than likely pressure will be put on the coroner and media agents to cover up any wolf involvement, as already we are seeing widespread reports that the woman was attacked by a group of feral dogs.

You can read more by following this link. About all other links to this story are the same report.

As was relayed to me, this sounds a lot like Little Red Riding Hood involving a 63-year-old woman instead of a child. Oh, but that’s right. Little Red Riding Hood was nothing more than a fairy tale based on senseless fear of wolves.

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Himalayan Wolf Attack of a Twelve-Year-Old Case at High Altitude

Abstract:

Introduction: Animal attack is a major public health problem worldwide with mortality reported to the centre for disease control and prevention. In the United States, a person is more likely to be killed by an animal than from lightning strike. Wolves are apex predators and have attacked humans since antiquity. Wolf attacks remain a reality in the US, Canada, Russia, and India, despite advances in security and surveillance technologies.

Case Presentation: A 12-year-old male sustained multiple lacerations on his face and hands leading to extensive bleeding after a predatory wolf attack at high altitude. Tachycardia with feeble pulse, tachypnea, and mild hypothermia were present. The child was managed through resuscitation, rewarming, tetanus, rabies, and antimicrobial prophylaxis, and transferred to tertiary care. Wounds were not sutured.

Conclusions: Wolf-human interactions require diligent efforts for threat assessment, mitigation measures, and community responses under one health approach. Communities in close proximity of wolf populations need to be supported with real time wildlife surveillance and containment systems.

Keywords: Wolf Attack; High Altitude; Canis Lupus Chanco; Hypothermia; One Health; Anti-Rabies Prophylaxis; Wildlife Ethology<<<Read More>>>

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Flood of Pet Dogs Killed by Wolves in Wisconsin Continues – GRAPHIC IMAGE

 

  • On August 5th 2016, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a seven-year-old Walker hound in the Town of Solon Springs, Douglas County.
  • On August 6th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated (killed) a two-year-old Walker hound and a two-year-old Walker/Plott hound in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County.
  • August 12th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated (killed) a 3-year-old Walker hound. It was killed on 8/12/16 in the Township of Drummond, Bayfield Co.
  • August 13th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated (killed) a 4-year-old Walker hound. It was killed on 8/13/16 in the Township of Drummond, Bayfield Co.
  • August 13th, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated (killed) a 2½-year-old Black and Tan hound and a 2½-year-old Bluetick hound. Both were killed on 8/13/16 in the Township of Drummond, Bayfield Co.
  • August 13th Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated (killed) a 4-year-old Plott hound. It was killed on 8/13/16 in the Town of Tipler, Florence Co. <<<Read the Rest at Ammoland>>>

Note: The comments following the Ammoland article are entertaining.

 

 

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Khyber man injured in attack by wolves

KHYBER AGENCY – The local resident of Kam-Shelman was attacked and injured by the wolves here in remote area of tehsil Landi Kotal of Khyber Agency on Friday. The Khasadar and local sources informed that Haji Aurangzeb was on his way to home after offering Morning Prayer in the mosque when he was attacked by a pack of wild wolves.

Source: Khyber man injured in attack by wolves

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Beware of the Big Bad Wolf

From the year 1800 until present there have been at least 36 fatal attacks by wolves in North America. Two of these fatalities occurred in this century.

Source: Beware of the Big Bad Wolf – Jackson Hole News&Guide: Cowboy Common Sense

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Landowner scares off wolves that had surrounded dog – Washington

Members of the Dirty Shirt wolf pack confronted a female Great Pyrenees at a home northeast of Chewlah, Wash., in Stevens County on Jan. 25.

The resident, who was not identified by the department, reported to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office that at least five wolves surrounded his female Great Pyrenees in a field outside his home on Burnt Valley Road shortly after dark, according to wolf policy lead Donny Martorello.

The resident and his wife became alarmed when the wolves approached the dog, according to the update. The wolves surrounded the Great Pyrenees and “there was posturing and jumping,” Martorello stated.

Source: Landowner scares off wolves that had surrounded dog – Washington – Capital Press

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Help Needed: Wolves Attack Horses in North Carolina

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally introduced mongrel semi-wild dogs, calling them red wolves, into North Carolina. Now residents in that area are experiencing the terrible repercussions of a fascist government forcing people to “co-exist” with their pet project dogs.

The people who lost the horses need your help. Please help by clicking on this website.

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Efforts to Ensure No Wolf Attack in Wisconsin

*Editor’s Note* – In what can only be described as an effort to suppress and prohibit an official incident of a wolf attack, authorities have gone out of their way to say that Nellessen’s “incident” with three wolves earlier this month was not an attack – and yet they have undertaken steps to kill wolves in this area stating for a reason of public safety.

Makes sense to me…NOT!

Nellessen’s incident and the agencies’ handling of it have drawn added attention because, if confirmed, it would have been the first verified wolf attack on a human in Wisconsin.

Since their investigation and interviews found no physical contact with the wolves and no injury to Nellessen, law enforcement officials did not classify it as an attack.

“It can become a semantic argument,” MacFarland said. “No matter how it’s described, it’s a case where the department is following its protocol following a threat to human safety.”

Source: Paul A. Smith – Efforts underway to trap, kill wolves in Adams County

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