The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in Alaska #10 Canadian Lynx. The smallest entry on our list is the Canadian Lynx, weighing in at only 18-24 pounds and measuring 2.5-3.5 feet long. #9 Bald Eagle. Alaska is home to upwards of 30,000 bald eagles. #8 Stellar Sea Lions. #7 Wolverines. #6 Walrus. #5 Black Bear . #4 Wolves. #3 Grizzly Bear .
2. There Are No Wild Raccoons in Alaska . Because they’re not too particular when it comes to food, raccoons live in 49 of the 50 states. They don’t live in Alaska , though.
Possession of wolf and wild cat hybrids prohibited. Summary: This Alaska regulation makes it unlawful to possess , sell, purchase , or transfer a wolf or wild cat hybrid without a permit.
You could find a lynx almost anywhere in mainland Alaska, as it is the only wild cat native to the state. They frequently dwell in dense forests that provide cover and shelter. Full-grown lynx are usually between 2 and 3 feet long, and weigh anywhere between 15 and 30 pounds.
Shark is not a word most people associate with Alaska . There are three shark species commonly found in Alaskan waters: Pacific sleeper shark (Somniosus pacificus), spiny dogfish (Squalus suckleyi), and salmon shark (Lamna ditropis). Three of the four most vulnerable species were sharks .
The lynx is the only cat native to Alaska. Because lynx are shy and unobtrusive animals, many people think they are scarce. Trends in lynx population numbers are strongly correlated with the cyclic trends in snowshoe hare numbers, but lag behind by 1-2 years. Lynx , like most cats, are very curious.
Mayer says they’ve been spotted in 48 U.S. states (including Hawaii and Alaska ). These wild swine have established populations in 36. Some people intentionally release wild pigs into an area to create a hunting ground, even though it’s illegal.
The striped skunk lives in southern Canada, the 48 conterminous United States (not Alaska or Hawaii), and northern Mexico. It is found in woodlands, prairies, farmlands, and suburbs, usually not too far from water. Skunks live in dens in underground burrows, in wood piles or rock piles, or under porches or decks.
Wolves rarely act aggressively toward people, but there have been instances in Alaska and Canada where wolves have attacked people. The first case of wild healthy wolves killing a human in modern North America occurred in Saskatchewan in 2005; a second person was killed in 2010 in Alaska .
Chinchillas , ferrets , bison, toucans , and hedgehogs , plus alligators, crocodiles, and one-humped camels (two-humped camels aren’t allowed). The list of banned species is longer, and includes all indigenous wild species in Alaska.
You can have a crocodile or a camel in Alaska , but as of today you can forget adding a sloth or Savannah cat to your home menagerie. Alaska law mandates that to be allowed into the state, imported animals must not pose a risk to Alaska’s wildlife or people.