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Amazing Photos From Couple Who Spent 6 Years With a Pack of Wolves

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Wolves get a bad rap in folklore, but Jim and Jamie Dutcher spent six years (1990-1996) living among them to prove wolves aren't big bad guys. Living without electricity, running water, radio or phones, based on a yurt near Idaho's Sawtooth wilderness...

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Barb Knight (1688)
Friday September 21, 2012, 9:14 pm
Sweet! Thnx Carrie!

Susanne R (235)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:50 pm
Can you imagine living in the wild without the very least of life's comforts to study these beautiful animals? These are dedicated people! The pictures truly are amazing!

Thanks for posting this, Carrie!

Siti R (12)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:26 am
thanks! awesome

Ruth C (87)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:26 am
I applaud them for doing this, for showing the world that this animals are NOT the big bad wolf that we read in the story of little red riding hood when we were kids!

Thank you for sending this Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:17 am
Thanks for sharing.

Vallee R (280)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:35 am
Awesome - thank carrie!

Terry V (30)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:53 am


Gvapo T (22)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:18 am
truly amazing! :)))
thanks for sharing this! :)

Robyn M (123)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:25 am

Kay M (347)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:48 pm
love wolves.

Ann P (17)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:51 pm
This is so beautiful. I've always had respect and passion for wolves. Thank you for sharing. L♥ve ☮ Peace.

Christeen A (368)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:55 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 1:35 pm
I'd take wolves over people almost any day. Excellent beings and lucky people to have lived with them.

christina t (22)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:03 pm
I think that Little Red Riding Hood needs a rewrite. I think if forensic science had been around at the time they would have found that the wolves were good and man was bad. Let's face it that is the true story today. Men kill more wolves than wolves ever kill men. Save the wolves.

michelle t (41)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:15 pm
Excellent article.Wolves are magificent.Humans are crap.Give me animals to humans any day

Kim O (396)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:31 pm
Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing Carrie!

Dianne D (490)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 5:38 pm
Wish they wouldn't make these wolves trust humans. That is death for the wolves and these people will be responsible for their deaths. I agree with Kye, I prefer animals to people anyday.

Karen B (8)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 5:52 pm
I once owned a hybrid wolf. She was 86% wolf, her mother was 96% wolf. She was definitely more wolf than a dog. Her dad was a malamute. She had wolf feet, and could pulverize food and bones like a blender.!!!! Smarter than a dog, knew lot of words, she stuck up for me when my ex husband pretended to hit me. She showed all her growling teeth at him warning him. Scariest thing you ever seen, but awesomely beautifully. She loved me and I loved her. One time I took sock out of her mouth, she bite me did not break the skin, i pretended to cry, while saying you bite mommy, She looked so sad and remorseful, and never bit me again. She had real emotions and felt bad about what she did. Some humans are not that caring.!!!!

carol k (17)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 5:57 pm
one day when Jesus returns the world and all He created will be at peace as it was meant to be

Julie W (32)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:00 pm
I recently read Jodi Picoult's "Lone Wolf', which was a novel about a man who learnt to live with wolves. But there iactually is such a man - unfortunately, I forget his name, but I don't think one of the Dutchers - could be wrong. It was absolutely fascinating!

janet f (29)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:55 pm
Any one hell bent on killing these magnificent animals (ranchers, anyone with a gun in the northern US) won't be swayed by how intelligent the individuals are, how close a wolf family is and how they depend on each other for survival. Sad and depressing.

Carol H (229)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 4:56 am
awesome, thank you Carrie

Russ S (52)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 2:13 pm
The Families coming out to try to save the packs and the Wolves, watch the Movies, are being condemned across the USA by the wolf haters and the DNR, and we have been battling trying to save these incredible animals along side the wolf army since Sarah Palin took Control, It has gotten out of hand and getting worse, Please band together and help in this fight people. Its the only way to save our wolves! Help us please

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 3:24 pm
Amazing !

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 4:03 pm
Four great photos of an animal that consumes rats and helps maintain wild herbivore herds at strength by eating the weaklings. Wolves have earned their place by stopping the spread of yersinia pestis (bubonic plague) by killing the rats and fleas that host it. Keep the wolves, kick out the anti wolf politicians, and spend the money on teaching ranchers to include donkeys with their herds and flocks and using herding dogs.

Helle H (21)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:46 am
Wolves just has a bad reuputation, but if you learn how to be among them they are not those men-eating beasts some like to think.

Cathy P (97)
Monday September 24, 2012, 9:04 am
Thanks for sharing this!

Angela Weber (27)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:16 pm
Although I think these people are amazing, I hope they haven't played a disservice to the wolves in making them trust humans so a hunter could walk right up to them and mercilessly kill them. Long life to Mother Earth's wild spaces and creatures!

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Friday September 28, 2012, 6:05 am
somone has to do this now, with a true wild wolf pack. to go out there, and get "accepted" by adult wolves. not raise your own pups.

Rin S (10)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:17 am
Amazing. Thank you
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