Friday, September 26, 2014



I love wolves.   Hearing them at night and seeing them at a distance running in a pack transports you to a more primitive place and time - a past that still exist deep in all our ids.    

The blog Phantsythat (a must read) recently posted a video of wolves in Yellowstone.  I have filched it and present it here.   

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the Ol'Buzzard


  1. I like wolves too. Have you seen the movie or read the book by Farley Mowat called "Never Cry Wolf" ? One of my faves!

    1. I have read most everything Farley Mowat has published. Did you know he is bared from entering the US because of his book The Siberians? At least that was the case back in the late eighties...

  2. Wolves have something mystical about them that I really like. I'll check out that blog.

  3. I am reminded of the "lone wolf" album of Hank Williams. Off topic perhaps, sorry!

  4. Thanks so much for linking, OB.

    If you haven't read it in a while, I highly recommend you check out White Fang again. It's only about 150 pages and sheer amazement throughout. Call of the Wild is even shorter and just as good.

  5. wow, that is really interesting ...and the wolves are freaking Dexter out.

  6. Do NOT watch the movie "The Grey" with Liam Neeson. EVERYTHING in it about wolves is pure BS.

  7. Very interesting, I'm fine with wolves as long as they avoid my campsites.

  8. Here in Michigan there are two truly repugnant issues on the ballot in November. Both are meant to facilitate wolf hunting. Deer hunters had gotten used to being able to sit on their fat duff while sucking on cheap beer near a bait pile. The deer were conditioned to treat bait piles (apples, cabbage, corn, carrots) like rednecks bellying up to the buffet at Golden Corral. Then the wolf population started climbing, the deer got nervous and have learned it doesn't pay to stand in any one place for more than a few seconds at a time. The hunters are now having to actually "hunt" instead of just being able to collect their venison with little effort. So they want to eliminate the wolves.

    I really, really hope the proposals lose. My hope is that there are enough non-hunters in the Downer Peninsula to defeat it. The U.P. may have a lot of anti-wolf types, but we've also got a really low population. This is one time when I'm hoping the trolls outnumbering us at the ballot box does some good.


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