Kenton Carnegie Killed By Wolves
December 12, 2007
Nearly one year ago, I reported that a 22-year old college student, Kenton Joel Carnegie, was attacked and killed by wolves in a remote area of Northern Saskatchewan, Canada.
It has taken all this time for autopsy results and testimony from assorted experts but finally a six-person jury has agreed that Carnegie’s death was that of at least two wolves.
Paul Paquet of the University of Calgary has stated that he believes the death is consistent with that of a black bear. Recently retired wolf biologist Mark McNay from Fairbanks, Alaska was called to testify. His testimony states that he is certain Carnegie died from a wolf attack. A jury agreed with McNay.
This now marks the first official case of a human death as the result of being attacked by wild wolves in North America.