Endangered species

What Fences Are For

Here on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, the mystery of fences is revealed in all its contradictions. To set the scene, some local housing for humans…


… and a local invitation aimed at human curiosity (a mark of a top predator) …


Golden, British Columbia

… and the real top predator …

P1200049Fraidy Cat

Yeah, sure. Cuddly Cat, really. That’s how to fool those humans best.

… and the wolves…


Timber Wolf in Its Enclosure

The fence is not to keep humans safe. It’s to assure the wolves that the humans can’t get at them.

What, though, protects humans from predation?


Lures for Humans, Golden, British Columbia

We are on our own, by the looks of it. Don’t forget …

moreWords of Wisdom from the Wolf Centre.



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