East of Siberia: Shadows of Wolves

A retired Russian biologist tells the tale of a long-ago encounter with a wild canine

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When one of the Old Guard began recalling his encounter with a Eurasian wolf decades prior, I sat forward. I knew this was going to be good.

The darkness and solitude had tricked the exhausted biologist, he conceded sadly these decades later, into seeing a large dog cast a wolf’s shadow.

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