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Tue., July 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

Sandpoint teacher attacked by wolf

Point to Bay riders Jordan Achilli, Gabe Dawson and Mac Hollan are bicycling from Sandpoint, Idaho, to Prudhoe Bay in the summer of 2013 to raise money for a Sandpoint schools charity.

A Sandpoint man riding a bicycle on a 2,750-mile tour to Prudhoe Bay as a fundraiser for a school charity was chased down the Alcan Highway by a gray wolf last weekend.

This is similar to a recent incident in Canada, except for one big difference: the man from Banff was riding a motorcycle.

Mac Hollan, who will be student teaching at a Sandpoint elementary school this fall, posted a chilling account of the incident on his Facebook page Monday.

It starts, “Two days ago I was attacked by a wolf while riding down the ALCAN. With all the planning for bears, road safety, and everything else, this scenario was something that none of us had ever considered. Read more. Rich Landers, SR

What's the closest wolf encounter you've ever experienced?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.