How close did you ever get to a wolf?

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Have you ever been close to a wolf?

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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by NightlyH » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:12 pm

wq47 HawkTail wrote:I wouldn't encourage having a wolf hybrid, because when you mix a dog's bravery with a wolf's power and instinct, you can get a very dangerous animal.
Same here. We bought a German Shepherd a few years ago and we did not know it was about to almost kill my friend o3o. So we contacted the seller and he said that it was a wolf mix (around 65%)! So I learned my lesson, always check the dog (or in this case a wolf) breed and mix...
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by -Glacier- » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:03 pm

The closest I've ever been to wolves was at a zoo... they came right up to the fence, so I was a few feet away from them.
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by NightlyH » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:03 am

Same here... I was only 10 ft away from the wolf at the time ^^! It was soooo cute to see the pups :D
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Khisa » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:55 pm

I've never actually seen a 100% wolf in person; I've seen high level wolf dogs, but never wolves. The only zoo's within two hundred miles of where I live are very small, and one of my parents has a general fear of large animals (< wolves), so I don't think I'll be seeing one anytime soon either :P I hope to see a real lived wolf one day, though.
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by portia » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:57 am

When I went to Canada we visited the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre and we got fairly close to them and got to howl with them.
The only kind of exotic animals [ones that not many people come in contact with] I've got to touch/pet are cheetahs and meerkats x3
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Crocotto » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:43 am

I help take care of the 2 (3 if you count the dingos) at the zoo, so I reasonably close often; though we have a rule about never going into the enclosures alone
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by April » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:58 am

portia wrote:When I went to Canada we visited the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre and we got fairly close to them and got to howl with them.
The only kind of exotic animals [ones that not many people come in contact with] I've got to touch/pet are cheetahs and meerkats x3
Oh yeah that place :/ I had a brochure for it and I begged dad to take me but he never ended up doing it -_-
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by lightshadowwolf223 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:32 am

I have got really close before like very close me and my friend were walking back from his uncles house and we saw a wolf standing on the edge of the woods it was so cool!!!
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by NightlyH » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:08 am

That sounds bad, tho wolves dont normally attack humans so. Anyway, I try to stay on the other side of the cage unless I know I can touch them...
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Silver_Stream00 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:57 am

I went to the UK Wolf Trust, a organization that helps wolves, and they have wolves there to help educate people. I managed to be right on the edge of the bars that marked the area where this wolf was kept, and she gazed into my eyes....it was a great moment.
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Kyrarah » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:38 pm

Just to a Maned Wolf, but they aren't really from the Canis family. :B Uh... Kinda hard for me to see one... D:<

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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Tita » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Kyrarah wrote:Uh... Kinda hard for me to see one... D:<
Same here. Wolves aren't my favorite animals but I would enjoy seeing them more often.
The closest I've been to a wolf would've been a few feet at a zoo. I can't give you the exact distance unfortunately.
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Ameerie » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:35 pm

No i never got close to a wolf. );
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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Blair2812 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:37 am

I was walking to school sense i missed the bus, and i saw this dog. (or so i thought) But as i looked at it more, i realized it was a wolf. It was standing in the town woods, were nobody really goes cause the owner of the woods said its haunted. But i was looking at this wolf, and i had no doubt in my mind that it was anything else. I so wanted to call it over, but its puppies called it first. it was a black wolf, and it had orange eyes.

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Re: How close did you ever get to a wolf?

Post by Mac-tire » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:37 am

I was close to one, in a sense, once in my life. It was about twelve years ago in East Texas, and I was walking along the outskirts of town. I was in a goofy mood, though a good-goofy sort, so--I howled. Top of my lungs. I'm sure I wasn't fooling anything or anyone. ;)

Heard a few coyotes howl, probably telling me I wasn't fooling anyone--then I heard it. A long, lone howl of a wolf, and it seemed about fifty yards to my left in the trees somewhere. Like many other posters here, I know the difference between a wolf howl, a coyote howl, and a dog howl, having been into wolves since I could wrap my wee brain around the concept. Only time he or she howled, though I tried again. The second time, only a coyote howled, and a dog apparently decided I was making too much of a ruckus.

Now, since then I've heard conflicting accounts of whether there are or were wolves in that area, if there might have been half-breeds, or anything else. Also, I'm normally a very skeptical person--I require evidence of a claim to believe it, and I do believe that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence--but in this case I have nothing but a lifetime spent devouring anything and everything related to wolves to offer. I know it was a wolf that howled, even though it was probably something like, "Nice try, but don't give up your day job."

Still, I was close to a wolf in a sense. Pretty darn close, I'd say.
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