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By Paul Clarke
BANFF – A female wolf from the Bow Valley wolf pack was struck and killed by a vehicle along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park on Saturday (Aug. 10).
According to Parks Canada, the RCMP spotted the dead wolf along the eastbound lanes of the highway between the Sunshine Village access road and the Bow Valley Parkway interchange around 6:45 a.m.
“It had been hit sometime in the early hours of that morning because rigor mortis had set in a little bit,” said Dan Rafla, a human-wildlife co-existence specialist with Parks Canada.
He said it would have been difficult for the driver to spot the wolf because it was raining that evening and the wolf had black fur.