(Royal Roads)

Why did the wolf cross the road?

In Colwood, Royal Roads University (RRU) is warning locals of another suspected grey coastal wolf spotted crossing West Campus Road, just north of Dogwood Auditorium. 

The BC Conservation Service has been notified, RRU said in a tweet Friday, urging all campus and trail users to “take caution and continue to keep all dogs on a leash.”

According to conservation officers, wolves are shy and usually avoid humans. However, they may attack off-leash dogs.

But wolf sightings are nothing new for RRU, especially given the abundance of animals on campus, including deer, rabbits, Canadian geese and more.

In late February, university officials issued a similar warning after a suspected Vancouver Coastal Island wolf was seen and heard on campus.

At the time, RRU’s chief financial officer Cheryl Eason noted Royal Roads’ campus is home to a number of the island’s wildlife.

“Within the campus’ old-growth forest, you might spot cougars year-round or black bears most summers. By following some simple safety guidelines, we can share this beautiful place with wildlife,” added Eason.


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