Hi! It's Sue Kerfoot and I am the substitute blogger while Lee and Eva are the Cities for a few days. One of my other jobs is to walk their dog, Tucker, each day while they are gone. Sounds like a pretty quiet activity. Eva recently found out that unexpected encounters can happen on our trails.
Not too long ago Eva and Tucker were walking up to Lonely Lake in the back basin. Suddenly Tucker is alert and the fur on his back is standing up but Eva can't see or hear anything. They go around a couple curves and still nothing. When they round the third curve, a wolf appears. Off goes Tucker chasing the wolf and off goes Eva chasing Tucker! Needless to say if Tucker caught the wolf, the wolf would get the better of their encounter. This is not their first encounter with wolves while walking. Another time they were walking down the back road. Now how tame can that be? Well, the sun was just peeking over the tops of the trees when a wolf crossed the road ahead of them. Between the early morning sun and lack of wind, Tucker didn't spot this wolf but Eva sure did. Also the two of them have regularly seen wolf scat (poop to most of us) in the middle of the road. It looks like a dog's except you can see the deer hair in it. The point is that you never know what will happen on a walk at Gunflint.
P.S. I'm Lee's mother in case you are confused.