Case of the deadly walrus: Churchill Mountie only officer killed on duty by wild animal – CBC NEWS

by Darren Bernhardt

a seal on the snow: Known as northern giants, walruses weigh up to 1,500 kilograms on average and grow to be more than three metres long with fang-like tusks that can extend another metre.
© Joel Garlich-Miller/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP Known as northern giants, walruses weigh up to 1,500 kilograms on average and grow to be more than three metres long with fang-like tusks that can extend another metre.

Being an RCMP officer is a dangerous line of work, fraught with unpredictable situations like armed criminals, drug smugglers, harsh environments, high-speed chases and angry … walruses?

The latter might sound light-hearted but only one Mountie in the history of Canada’s national police force, dating back to 1873, has died on duty due to a wildlife attack. And the offender wasn’t the typical predator we associate with the wilds of this vast country — bears, cougars, wolves.

Read the entire intriguing article here.

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