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My First Wolf | by Peggy Collins
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My First Wolf

I had quite an amazing experience last week. I've never seen a wolf or a bobcat in the wild and I saw both on the same morning. (Actually, I saw two bobcats but that story will have to wait!) I was walking the dogs with Dal in an area where he saw a wolf pack a couple of years ago and he suggested we just round the bend to see if there was anything to see before turning back. Lo and behold there's a black wolf limping towards us. He didn't even notice us and the dogs didn't see him because the vegetation was too high. I took a few quick shots then climbed onto a little rise for when he rounded the corner and got clear of some bushes. He came around the bend and saw me but not before I got a shot of him standing there in surprise. (The shot is cropped, btw.) Then he trotted off into the forest.

 

Four days later, the same wolf (I'm 95% sure) ran across the highway in front of us as we were driving home from the same area.

 

If you want to read about my adventure in a little more detail, please visit my blog.

 

Bobcat pictures and story to come soon!

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Taken on February 15, 2012