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article imageTeacher Attacked and Killed by Wolf

By Sam Duck     Mar 11, 2010 in World
On Monday night Candice Berner was found dead by group of children in the woods of isolated Alaskan Village, Chignik Lake. It is suspected that the special education teacher was attacked by a wolf, making it the first wolf attack recorded in the state.
The woman, a resident of the Slippery Rock area, was on her nightly run, preparing for an upcoming race. She was with a group of children on ATVs until they rode ahead of her, she was then attacked. When they returned they found a blood soaked glove. They looked and, at 6:45 in the evening, made the grisly discovery of her severely battered body.
Bob Berner, the victim’s father, has said he was told, "She had teeth marks in throat, her left arm and side both were pretty messed up."
He has also reported that Alaskan State Trooper Daniel Blizzard said they were fairly sure that a wolf attacked the woman, "99 percent certain."
However, a spokeswoman for the Division of Alaska State Troopers, has said, "it's way too early to point your finger in one way or another, and part of that is the unlikeliness of a wolf attack."
Wolf attacks are very rare says wolf biologist, Mark McNay who has suggested an alternate theory. He proposed that the woman may have died before the wolf attacked her, playing a scavenging role rather than an aggressive part in the tragedy.
Berner is said to have been an active woman, "She liked to do all the things that girls aren't supposed to do, at least not traditionally."
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