Clark County residents are a bit on edge after a rash of wolf-related incidents this summer.

Car vs. deer accidents are extremely common in this rural county. People rarely bat an eyelash for the relatively frequent car vs. bear accident, but it’s not everyday a car strikes and elusive wolf.

A driver reported doing just that Friday night in the Town of Levis, south of Neillsville.

The caller said that, as he was calling in the accident, he could hear other wolves howling and saw one about 60-feet away.

After never experiencing problems in the past, at least five bear-hunting dogs have been killed by wolves in Clark County this summer, leading the DNR’s Adrian Wydeven, a wolf biologist, to speculate populations are definitely on the rise in the expansive County Forest.

AUDIO: Paul Knoff reports (MP3 :39)

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