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iN VIDEO: Wolves caught on camera around house in Lake Country

This paw print was made by what appears to be a wolf on a residential property in Lake Country.
This paw print was made by what appears to be a wolf on a residential property in Lake Country.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Kane Blake

Footage of what appears to be three wolves were caught on a security camera at a home in Lake Country a couple of days ago.

Kane Blake said the “big dogs” appeared on his property just after 2 a.m. on Nov. 25.

“I came home from work and the neighbours told me wolves were in my yard and to check my cameras,” he said. “I don’t know for sure if these are wolves or not but everyone says they are and they look too big to be coyotes. One of my videos shows one going past a concrete highway median and it towers over it.” 

A wolf on security camera on property in Lake Country. '

While wolves are commonly found in the Okanagan and Blake has seen many of them out in the woods, it is the first time he has seen them at his house where he has lived for five years.

“I live on the edge of the back country, so I see wolves, but never this close,” he said. “We do have a huge herd of elk that travel through the woods nearby and wolves will follow elk.

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The size of the paw prints the dogs left in the snow were bigger than the palm of Blake’s hand.

The grey wolf is the largest of the North American canines which includes coyotes, foxes and domestic dogs and it is estimated there are around 8,500 wolves in B.C., according to WildsafeB.C.

Wolves are larger than coyotes with wide broad paws, a broader snout and rounded ear tips.

While running, wolves tend to carry their tails out behind them unlike coyotes that will carry their tails downwards.

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Wolves are widely distributed throughout British Columbia.

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