Increasingly bold wolves roaming Eagle River and East Anchorage have left some residents jittery after a bloodied pet beagle was reportedly dragged into the woods and sightings have been reported in backyards.
As a result, state biologists are seeking opportunities to thin area packs by killing wolves.
"When a pack of wolves is literally scouting a neighborhood and has dragged off a family's pet from their backyard, I think it is fair to expect something to be done about it, in a swift, effective manner," wrote Eagle River resident Candis Olmstead in a letter to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
"I really hope that an action plan to eliminate this problem will be acted upon before another pet -- or God forbid, a child -- is killed."
Mark Burch, a Fish and Game regional supervisor, said two wolf packs roam each side of the Glenn Highway.
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