Residents are reminded to keep their pets inside at night. This comes following a reported sighting of up to eight wolves in Keewatin, as they were crossing Rheault Bay early this morning.

If you're concerned about wolves in your neighbourhood, the province has issued a series of safety tips for you, your kids and your pets.

What to do if you encounter a wolf:

- keep your distance and the animal will most likely avoid you

- never approach or touch a wild animal

- do not turn your back or run from a wild animal

- back away from the animal while remaining calm stand tall,

- wave your hands, and

- make lots of noise

- carry a flashlight at night if a wild animal poses an immediate threat or danger to public safety — call 911

How to make your property unwelcome:

- use flashing lights, motion sensors and noise makers

- put up a two-metre high fence that extends at least 20 cm underground

- install a roller system to the top of your fence so animals can’t gain a foothold

How to prevent conflicts with dogs:

- keep dogs inside at night

- clean up after your dog

- spay and neuter your dogs

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