This Is What Happens When A Wild Wolf Approaches A Dog

Wolves are some of the most beautiful creatures on Earth. They’re strong and intelligent animals that move in packs and are fiercely loyal to their companions. It’s hard to find a more fascinating creature.

But everyone knows they are dangerous predators that should be avoided whenever possible — for their protection and ours. It’s just the respectful and safe thing to do.

But in 2004, Alaskan wildlife photographer Nick Jans and his dog Dakotah crossed paths with one of these animals outside their Juneau home… and sparked a chain of events that would change their lives forever.

Nick Jans was sitting on his back porch with his dog, when a wild wolf emerged from the forest. Without warning, and before he could do anything, his dog ran out to meet the strange animal.

It was as if something had drawn these two animals, who by all means would never have met otherwise, to each other. Nick sat back with anticipation, as he didn’t know whether the wolf was going to attack in an automatic fit of rage or kindly embrace his unassuming little pooch.

All he could do was watch helplessly as his canine friend got closer to an animal that was likely a predator and hoped that, perhaps, of all things, had just made a good friend that would be around and visit him here for several more years to come.


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56 thoughts on “This Is What Happens When A Wild Wolf Approaches A Dog

  1. Wow! Amazing and what an absolutely wonderful gift for the folk who were fortunate enough to see him. What a magnificent creature, so noble, regal and gentle. Can’t say the same for the human scum that shot him and humans are meant to be the superior species. I know who I prefer.

  2. This is what happened when this “wolf” met this dog. There are a lot of dog owners in northern Wisconsin who have lost their dogs to wolf attacks. I’m sure everywhere there are real wild wolves there are similar attacks.

  3. He was and is still a legend in Juneau. Most of the community mourned him. He was an Alexander Archipelago wolf. They are rare in Southeast Alaska. Unfortunately his end is what too often happens to wildlife that gets too close to humans.

  4. I wish I hadn’t finished the story. Damm the stinking hunters. Romeo was so big and beautiful. I love wolves and they are so misunderstood. Thats what happens when you trust humans. They have more of the killer instinct than the wolves do. Sick to death of humans destroying beautiful animals

  5. What a beautiful story.
    This story could be used to break down the stereotype of Pit Bulls. It’s what’s in there heart and how they are taught to interact with people and we with them.

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