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HAINES — A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she was walking with during a midday ordeal near 40 Mile Haines Highway.
Hannah Bochart, 24, said she never felt threatened during the attack and said the wolf looked tired and desperate but determined. “She was making a wide circle, and she was able to move faster than us in the snow,” she said.
From her family home at 39 Mile, Bochart set out on snowshoes at around noon March 5 for her daily walk across the Klehini River. She usually takes two family dogs, Mason and Tuphor, but on this trip also was accompanied by her sister’s two smaller dogs, Okum and Little Bear.
While crossing the river, Bochart spotted a large, gray wolf with a black mask and black stripe down its back, about a half-mile downriver. The wolf spotted them, trotted toward them a distance in a snowmachine track and sat down in the snow. “I was going to give (the wolf) her space. I was thinking of protecting her (from the dogs), so I headed back (to the house).”
Alerted by a dog’s bark, she turned and found the wolf had approached to within about 20 feet, although she had been looking out for it, Bochart said. “As soon as we saw her, she laid down. She looked weak and wobbly and was panting a lot. I was thinking it was a wolf that was really hungry, or old, or had just had pups.”
Working the perimeter, the wolf was able to lunge and pin each of the dogs momentarily, before the other dogs and Bochart chased it off. Four times it pinned 16-year-old Mason, a husky-lab-rottweiler mix that was the largest of the four pets. Still, it was smaller than the wolf Bochart estimated at the shoulder would stand about as tall as her hip.
“She was physically pretty imposing, but she was totally silent. She didn’t snarl or make any noise,” Bochart said.
Bochart said during the scuffles she hit the wolf with her ski pole two or three times. “She looked really scared and desperate. She kept looking at me, but she never made a move for me, even when I was away from the dogs. This wasn’t a human killer or a rabid animal. It was obvious she was very scared.”
Also, the wolf’s fatigue was noticeable when it couldn’t keep up with Tuphor, a “fat little husky” that escaped after the wolf separated it from the others.
After about 20 minutes of skirmishes, the wolf pinned Little Bear, a bearded collie mutt.
“Mason exploded and attacked her. That was the first real dogfight. … The wolf got him by the throat and killed him in an instant. It was done in a second. Without ever looking at us, she began eating his body, with us standing right there,” Bochart said.
Bochart, who was yelling during the ordeal, trying to attract help, turned and got the other dogs home. When she returned to the attack site the next day, there was almost nothing left of Mason’s carcass, she said. “She’d eaten all of him. It leads me to think it’s been a hard winter and that she was starving.”
A wolf matching the description of the one that attacked her dogs was photographed the next day near the U.S. Customs Station, about two miles from the site of the attack. Bochart said she’s heard of no other sightings of the animal.
Bochart, who grew up at 39 Mile, said her family saw wolf packs across the river occasionally when she was a child “but since the neighborhood grew, we just don’t see them anymore.” There are stories of encounters between wolves and dogs allowed to run at night, but no recent ones there about wolves approaching people during the day, she said.
Bochart said the attack rattled the surviving dogs and made her more cautious about going outdoors with pets, but she’s not making any big changes, like carrying a gun on her hikes, as someone has suggested.
“I don’t want it to make me fearful. Ninety-nine percent of the time you can move through the wilderness and be safe if you’re respectful of large animals. It’s a one-in-a-million occurrence when you meet an animal that’s desperate and willing to take a chance.”
“I really wouldn’t want this to end with the wolf getting shot. I’d rather she just leave and live a full life somewhere else,” Bochart said.
Area wildlife biologist Ryan Scott described the incident as odd. “The fact that it was so brazen it would go up to people like that is the biggest head-scratcher. Generally speaking, wolves avoid people and only go after dogs when nobody is around.”
It’s possible that the wolf was an old one that was no longer with a pack and struggling to hunt, Scott said. A hungry, aging wolf in Skagway a few years ago made an attempt on a leashed dog, he said.
“The fact that it started eating the dog without paying attention to (Bochart) suggests that it was just so hungry that it abandoned its fear of people and other dogs and just went for it,” Scott said.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” merely because they defended him against a overreaching Bureau of Land Management raid last weekend.
“They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
We detailed how Reid’s former Chief aide now heads the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and that Reid and his son Rory were deeply involved in a $5 billion dollar solar plant deal with the Chinese on the very land the Feds are trying to yank out of the Bundy’s hands.
Now the Godfather of Nevada is royally pissed off that citizens dared to stand up to his thugs, and he is promising retribution. He is also repeating outrageous claims that have been thoroughly debunked.
“There were hundreds, hundreds of people from around the country that came there,” Reid said. “They had sniper rifles in the freeway. They had weapons, automatic weapons. They had children lined up. They wanted to make sure they got hurt first … What if others tried the same thing?”
None of the citizen patriots had “automatic weapons”. No one used their children as human shields as the disgusting Media Matters claimed, and then retracted.
What if others tried the same thing? Then perhaps the overbearing, unaccountable Federal bureaucrats would think twice about persecuting We The People with impunity.
Reid said there’s a “federal task force” being set up in order to deal with Bundy, and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie is involved as well.
“It is an issue we cannot let go, just walk away from,” Reid said.
Sounds like this situation could get a whole lot worse real fast. God help Reid if his greed and thuggery brings bloodshed.
Harry Reid is the face of everything that is wrong with Washington. America must “flip” the Senate this fall to end The Godfather’s corrupt reign once and for all.
Bundy Ranch Standoff, exclusive video report by Michael Flynn
Some stuff just doesn’t like being shot at.
Before and after pictures are a great way to motivate yourself as well as others…Take a look at the most impressive body changes in these Before and Afters.
From the blog Healthy not Skinny. (Source)
Jennifer Nicole Lee (1975) is an American fitness model, actress, motivational speaker, and author. She is known for losing 70 pounds and launching a career as a fitness guru after bearing two children.
Lee describes herself as having “no athletic background whatsoever,” and says she has struggled with her weight her entire life. She weighed 170 pounds when she got married, and continued to gain weightduring both of her pregnancies, eventually reaching 200 pounds after the birth of her second child.(Source)
For 33-year-old Adam Waters, losing his gut proved to be very difficult. An English teacher living in Japan, he indulged in local foods and skipped workouts. When he finally decided to shed the weight, he needed some extra motivation. So he started photographing himself daily and posting the pics on his blog for the world to see.
After 84 days, Waters had completely transformed his physique. He edited together the pics, made sort of a virtual flipbook, and posted the video online. Since then, his success has spawned a series of online “missions,” where he continues to document his efforts to get as jacked and lean as possible. (Source)
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That’s what a ‘little’ motivation and 100 pounds less can do for yourself.
Peter Ajello lost 200 pounds in 16 months. Back in 2008 Peter weighed four hundred and five pounds, had uncontrolled diabetes, dangerously-high cholesterol, and suffered from debilitating gout attacks in his legs. He could barely make it up a flight of stairs or around his block and was wearing a 5XL shirt and a size 56 pant.
He started his fight alone by walking around the block every day and stopping his pizza and beer routine. At first, he struggled to make it just once around and every step ached with pain and guilt, but he soldiered on and, to his surprise, quickly lost fifty pounds. Peter was finally motivated and his close friends took notice. On August 1, 2008 Peter’s friends took him to dinner where they made him an offer he couldn’t refuse; they gave him two postdated checks for $5,000 and $10,000 if he could lose another hundred pounds by New Year’s Day. That’s how he got started. (Source)
Joshua Sundquist is a Paralympian and a bestselling author and motivational speaker. He lost his left leg to cancer at age nine and later became a Paralympic ski racer. His memoir, Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made it Down the Mountain, was released in January, 2010.
Six years after surviving a battle with cancer and losing his leg, Sundquist began ski racing. At age 17 he moved to Colorado to pursue the sport full-time. After the Paralympics, he won the Body-for-Life contest in 2006. His ski-racing slogan is “1mt, 1mt” which stands for “1 More Thing, 1 More Time.” ()
Heather Bear’s amazing body transformation. (Source)
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