Final Report Released on Fatal 2010 Wolf Attack

Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a final report on the fatal attack by wolves on a Chignik Lake teacher nearly two years ago. 32-year-old Candice Berner was attacked on March 8 , 2010, as she was jogging near the village on the Alaska Peninsula. Subsequently, eight wolves were shot or trapped in the area. Wildlife biologist Lem Butler in Palmer, the principal investigator into the attack, says it appears that one of them was positively identified as one of the wolves that apparently chased down and killed her.

He said there was no evidence that the wolves attacked because they were starved or had rabies.

Candace Berner’s father Bob said he hopes that people will learn from his daughter’s death through an increased awareness of the potential danger, and taking steps to increase safety.

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