There has been another wolf attack. This time, on the other side of the state. The latest attack was Wednesday near North Pole, where a pack of wolves killed and ate a dog. This comes a week after a pack of wolves killed six sled dogs in the Yukon River community of Marshall. Residents in Marshall have been patrolling the village since the attacks, and so far, have killed one of the wolves, which tested positive for rabies.
"It really brings the predator control issue to home -- that we do need to do something about the amount of predators that are out there. It affects not only our communities, but the game populations as well," said Marshall resident, Timothy Andrew.
The state's wildlife veterinarian said it's possible other wolves in the pack also have the disease, which can be spread through saliva when several animals eat from the same source, or through bites.
Officials are recommending that all unvaccinated dogs in the village be put down, and children in both communities be kept inside after dark.