2012: Staqeya the wolf returns to islands off Oak Bay

Staqeya (L’kwungen for Wolf) ‘s living well and believed to be building den

Judith Lavoie / The Victoria Times Colonist

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 01:00 AM

A lone wolf is back on Chatham and Discovery islands, looking sleek and healthy and believed to be building a den.

The wolf was first seen on Discovery Island this summer, forcing the temporary closing of the provincial park, and was then on Trial Island, just off Oak Bay, last month.

Staqeya – The Wolf:                                                                  Paul Redchurch – Victoria, BC

After the wolf disappeared from Trial Island, it was believed the animal could have swum back to Vancouver Island and disappeared into a wilderness area.

Staqeya – The Wolf – Sitchanalth 930 AD (before the Tsunami)

“Standing on Guard for Thee, Sitchanalth”             

Paul Redchurch – Victoria, BC

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