Waterfalls and Wolves in the news
Welcome to Waterfall season on the North Shore! Area Rivers and creeks are bursting at the seams with the Cascade cresting just last week. Tons of water, debris and ice have been forced out to the mouth of the river into Lake Superior making for some great sights and sounds! Steelhead fisherman can be seen daily and Matt and Michael Jr. hope catch several themselves in the next few weeks. A large group of adventure kayakers were seen navigating the raging river on 4/18. Talk about extreme sports!
Matt took this nice picture of the wolf last week in Lutsen. The wolf was very tame and didn’t run away at all when they snapped a few photos of him/her. Wolves have also been in the local news lately. A woman from Lutsen who works at Arrowhead Electric likes to walk back to her house 1 ½ miles away when she can for the exercise. One day she was walking home when she sensed something was following her. She turned around and it was a big wolf walking close behind. Frightened, she blew her whistle at the wolf who didn’t even flinch and kept coming. She waved down a truck on Highway 61 to get home.
Another woman from Grand Marais lets her two dogs out every morning before work. One morning she called them in and only one dog returned home. Thinking nothing of it she went to work since the dogs sometimes wander over to her brother’s house next door. She called her brother from work to ask about the dog only to find out the dog was not over at his house. The brother went to look for the dog and found it had been killed by a pack of wolves in the field behind her house. The Minnesota DNR advises people to keep their pets indoors or watch over them when outside and don’t feed the deer, the wolves prime food source to keep them away from the house.