[MOVIES] The wolf prowling near a village in the Saguenay

News 26 March, 2018
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    The presence of a pack of four to five wolves has been captured by a camera installed by a resident of L’anse-Saint-Jean over the last few weeks.

    Pierre-Alexandre Maltais

    Monday, march 26, 2018 11:38

    Monday, march 26, 2018 11:38

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    A pack of wolves prowling near a village of the Saguenay for a few weeks worries of residents who fear the unusual presence of these predators.

    The screams piercing the night and the photo of a carcass of a deer discovering the limits of the area inhabited in the past week have put a flea in the ear of the residents of L’anse-Saint-Jean, located mid-way between Saguenay and Charlevoix region.

    Some people have told on social media have heard the cries of the beasts several times since the beginning of the month. One of them, Dany Migneault, also writes to be dropped face-to-face with a wolf while hiking to snowmobiling on 18 march, a meeting which has not been shaken.

    “He was not fearful, I would have been able to flatter,” he wrote on a publication Facebook dated last Thursday.


    A citizen has installed a camera of hunting at the entrance to his trail of rackets and what he saw left him speechless.

    “We saw tracks of moose and deer, but one time has seen other and they didn’t know what it was. I decided to buy a camera for hunting and it is at this time that we saw the wolves,” says Gaétan Bouchard.

    Far from being alarmed, however, the pensioner and his wife have not hesitated to return a few times in the trail used by the wild animals.

    “There’s not really a problem on the day. With my dog, and my companion, we hear and we feel. It is sure that people have an instinctive fear of the wolf, but there was no evidence or example to attack of a wolf. Me to share the little red riding hood, I don’t know,” says Mr. Bouchard.

    It is a presence of roe deer is higher than usual in the area, which could explain the visits of these predators in search of food at The Anse-Saint-Jean.