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Strays on our streets | by p_aulwhite
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Strays on our streets

I have always been fascinated by the resilience of local stray dogs that live tough lives on our streets, forests and fields. They are constantly on the move looking for their next meal, whilst at the same time trying to avoid the many dangers that face them. The harshest season by far is the long and extremely cold winter, when the temperature regularly plummets to -20 oC and has been known to drop even further to -30 oC. If the cold doesn't kill them, then the wolves that come down from the mountains during the night is search of food, often do. Are stray dogs aggressive? In my experience, the answer is an emphatic NO. They are just trying to survive, which involves finding food to eat and a shelter to protect themselves from the elements. As long and we don't threaten or scare them, they tend to avoid us.

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Taken on September 21, 2013