Wolf - Dangerous animal
Wolves show up individually or in packs of three. Your dog Aesop will bark and growl when he sees them, but will not fight. Sometimes they are found chewing on a bone or napping and will not be alerted to your presence unless you get too close. If the pack see's you, one will approach, one will stay right next to the first and the third will attempt to flank you.
They will avoid fire. If you are near a lit campfire, there will be a circle that will appear around the fire that they will not pass. This can be used to get close to the edge and set a trap, or to safely throw tainted meat/bait from, but be careful, as soon as the fire goes out they will come for you.
How to Kill Edit
Throwing tainted meat or tainted bait in their direction will cause them to sniff it and eat it, then they will fall over dead. tainted meat/bait can be throw using the "2" key menu and selecting, or the quick key "5".
Setting a spear trap and running through it while one chases you will also result in their death.
This may be a bug or some may consider it cheating, but if you return to your raft while being chased, and then exit the raft area, there seems to be some sort of safe zone before you enter the area. This can be used to get close to the edge and set a trap, or to safely throw tainted meat/bait from.