“It would be an animal not to be approached..”

I was going to say that if you live near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, it might be an idea to keep the cat/dog inside tonight. But the owner of the wolf “at large” contacted the police last Wednesday to tell them it was missing. So it could be anywhere. But to complete the quote in the title, from David Wilson of the USPCA, “it is unlikely the public will come upon it as wolves are secretive by nature”. And I’d agree with the quote from Professor Ian Montgomery of Queen’s University’s School of Biological Sciences in the BBC report

Professor Ian Montgomery of Queen’s University’s School of Biological Sciences said there were “no circumstances” in which the public should be licensed to keep animals like wolves as pets. “They should be discouraged from doing that,” he said. “There should be no keeping of exotic large animals like this. “They are not in a position to keep these animals from a welfare and conservation viewpoint. “They (the wolves) range over hundreds of kilometres and you can’t do that in your back garden.”

Update BBC report

a police spokeswoman said on Thursday: “We have now established the report was erroneous. “There was no wolf, and there is no wolf at large.”

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  • joeCanuck

    I find it hard, nay impossible, to feel any sympathy when one of these idiots gets badly hurt, even killed, by their adorable pet. If another human gets killed they should be charged with manslaughter at least.

  • DoctorWho

    Someone better warn grandma and little red riding hood.

  • Drumlins Rock

    maybe it will hook up with “the border beast” whiched roamed the area a few years ago.

  • Comrade Stalin

    Agreed with the Prof. Ownership of these animals needs to be banned and stiff penalties levied on violators. It is anti-social in the fullest sense of the term.

  • DoctorWho

    People with so called exotic pets are a complete nuisance, add to that the people who keep dangerous dogs and then come out with crap like “ach my two pit bulls Adolph and Eva wouldn´t hurt a fly”. Pure tucking funts.

  • Sean

    I don’t know Comrade wolves are very social …… atleast till they get hungry

  • villager

    This is a native nameIrish species, it’s just been gone for a couple of hundred years.

    It’s not especially dangerous to humans although it might kill a couple of sheep, I don’t think we should be getting too excited about it.

  • villager

    that went wrong, meant to put in a link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_wolf

  • Brian MacAodh

    Maybe the wolf is the RIRA’s secret weapon-if it’s not really a British agent.

  • susan

    I do not trust villager’s suspciously zen-like calm.

    Admit it, villager, you are the wolf, aren’t you?

  • ed

    Susan

    are you talkin werewolves of Londonderry

  • Dewi

    How far’s Meath? – Long and noble history in Ireland…

  • willis

    It’s not Irish, it’s an Alaskan blow-in!

  • DR

    is it a protestant or catholic wolf?

  • “So it could be anywhere.”

    It was sighted in Ballycastle yesterday – wearing sunglasses 🙂

  • dodrade

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a big cat seen around Aughnacloy some years ago? Perhaps the wolf owner was responsible for that too.

  • Pigeon Toes

    Perhaps the owner brought the wolf in to chase the cat?

  • susan

    I have clicked on your link, Nevin.

    Can we all at least be grateful he did not opt for the John Lennon specs? And his tie is perfect.

    Dodrade, do you remember the posters about the big cat around Aughnacloy and time to catch “the real Celtic tiger?

  • Pete Baker

    Update BBC report

    a police spokeswoman said on Thursday: “We have now established the report was erroneous. “There was no wolf, and there is no wolf at large.”

  • susan

    “There was no wolf, and there is no wolf at large.”

    If you say so.

    http://blog.earth-keeper.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/wolfman1.png

  • wild turkey

    `It was sighted in Ballycastle yesterday – wearing sunglasses 🙂 ‘

    nevin

    …and its hair was perfect

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19ajb_warren-zevon-werewolves-of-london_music

    susan, nice to see your still kickin

  • susan

    Yes, WT, got knocked back on my feet again. Hope you are alive and thriving as well? :o)

    But search the annals of Sluggerdom, I believe you’ll find that song still belongs to Peter Hain.

  • joeCanuck

    Can you trust the PSNI? Until someone else confirms that there is not a wolf at large, I would advise people to stay away from sheep at the moment, especially ones with long fangs.

  • Pigeon Toes

    There is no wolf at large, however there us a large Wolfie in the vicinity.

    “Power to the people”.