The cadge lupus was a creature native to Bajor. It is a large canine predator, similar to a wolf. Bajoran basic safety when encountering this creature is to never try to outrun a cadge lupus. If possible one could try to charge it, make noise, make big movements which could drive it off. But failing that one should look to the safety of the tallest tree and get off the ground.
In 2362, Kira Nerys encountered one on her way home back from her resistance cell. She managed to escape the creature by climbing a tree and waited until it lost interest in her. (ST - Terok Nor novel: Dawn of the Eagles)