Hikers approached by wolves


A group of tourists in Graubünden were stalked by wolves while out on a hike on Friday last week.

The Cantonal Office of Hunting and Fishing say the walkers were near Steileralp – around 50 km south of Chur. 

Two adult wolves approached – but stayed around 10 meters away – then they came across four others, likely to be cubs. 

The wolves followed the hikers for a while. 

The advice is if you come across wolves, you should stay still and address them in a firm voice. You should not move towards them or chase them.

Wolves are naturally cautious around people. Experts say they can become dangerous if they get used to people – especially if they associate people with food. 

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