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Call of the wild: Amazing reaction of wolves who come running when woman who befriended them in wood
Daily Mail ^ | 3/29/12 | Anthony Bond

Posted on 03/29/2012 3:12:16 PM PDT by Nachum

They are related to the domestic dog, which many of us live with side-by-side each day.

But despite their friendly relations, wolves are not known for getting on quite so well with humans.

Often living in the wilderness, they are fearsome predators which can bring down animals twice their size.

But as these incredible images show, they clearly have a softer side.

When a woman - known only as Anita - returned to the pack of wolves which she had socialised with for two years they reacted with sheer delight.

As she sat in the snow, the four wolves raced down a hillside towards her - something which would normally strike terror in any human being.

But rather than looking for something to eat, the wolves simply wanted to be reunited with the woman they obviously adore.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: befriended; canids; dogs; wild; wolves; wood; woof
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It was all a very heartwarming, until the wolves growled at each other a little bit...

Vid at link

1 posted on 03/29/2012 3:12:22 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Reminds me of that jack-wipe who used to mess around with bears until one ate him.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 3:16:36 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Nachum

definitely a babe

well, she will be... until the wolves get a bit more hungry

just doesn’t seem smart to me (kept thinking of the monkey woman as i watched that video)


3 posted on 03/29/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Nachum
That's apparently at a zoo in Norway so they are used to people.

If that was the actual wild, those wolves would likely not be near those people....unless there's no deer or caribou. Then you don't want to see them. AWOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Any animal that can take down a moose I respect.

4 posted on 03/29/2012 3:23:29 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: South Hawthorne

Packs of feral dogs are far more dangerous to humans than most wolf packs.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 3:24:40 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

6 posted on 03/29/2012 3:25:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

Remember wolves became our domestic dog through selection. The ones who tended not to eat the children were permitted to stay around. Of course there were the cultures who ate the wolves, but that’s another story.

As long as both sides remember who they are, everything will be fine. When either side crosses the line a little too much, it will probably be bad for the wolves. The babe is supposed to be smart enough to be more than a wolf,eh.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: South Hawthorne
Timothy Treadwell. He also brought his girlfriend with him who became bear food as well.

At least this was at a zoo in Norway. I still don't condone it. I wouldn't want to see a pretty lady get eaten like that.

8 posted on 03/29/2012 3:29:36 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Nachum

There was some great dominance-submission action there at the end once they got over greeting the woman.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 3:35:24 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Yes, that was his name, Timothy Treadwell, whose last words, sadly, were “HIT IT WITH THE FRYING PA”.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 3:36:45 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: Nachum

Well, for the moment, they loved her for who she was and not for her body. Something to be said for THAT!

:o]


11 posted on 03/29/2012 3:37:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait til it's free.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Packs of feral dogs are far more dangerous to humans than most wolf packs.

I agree, but I wouldn't want to tangle with either pack. Wolves are less dangerous only because they avoid people just as much as people avoid them. Even it's close cousin the coyote moves very well without being seen despite being everywhere. I hear them often at night, but rarely see one. Wolves are in my state too, but only in the Upper Peninsula. I've never seen one. Dogs usually don't have a fear of people.

12 posted on 03/29/2012 3:40:12 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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Wow, that’s amazing to watch, they acted just like happy dogs. It was interesting to watch the little bit of ‘rivalry’ going on to the right of her.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 3:41:01 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Nachum

If you check the ear and tail positions, the two more dominant wolves are asserting themselves over the subordinates.


14 posted on 03/29/2012 3:41:47 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Nachum

It would seem wolves have the same trait as their canine cousins. If you want to know what’s on their mind,check out the tail.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366
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We Alaskans refer to him as Timothy Snackwell.

Anytime wild critters become habituated to humans it usualy ends badly for them, unless they’re in a zoo.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by white17x
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To: potlatch

I lurked here for years before I posted, and I remember there was a female Freeper who kept two wolves at home....I think she had raised them from cubs. She had a picture of them on her profile. I wish I could remember her FR name.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 3:58:16 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Nachum

Any time she wants to test the theory that they are wild or tame, she can try stumbling and falling down prone in front of them. If she’s still there after two minutes, they are tame.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 4:10:45 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Darren McCarty
Wild animals develop what is called "human adaptation" after repeated contact with the human species, which makes them appear tame or domesticated or otherwise rendered innocuous. The same thing happened for years with the Yellowstone Bears, who for years were fed from cars and generally treated like they were pets, until a few of them started eating people. It happens with marine mammals at places like Seaworld. It also happens with wolves, deer, and other wildlife.

There is a little-known phenomenon called "instinctive drift," which means that over time instinctive patterns will come to override even well-learned but more superficial behavior patterns. This woman could be in for a very rude surprise some day when she least expects it.

19 posted on 03/29/2012 4:10:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: OKSooner; South Hawthorne
Timothy Treadwell Death Video

WARNING - Violent Video!

20 posted on 03/29/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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