Wednesday, 30 April 2014


Dire Wolf
Ever heard of the Dire Wolf (Canis dirus)?  That's a skeleton of one up there.  They ranged in days agone from Canada to Bolivia and died out about 10,000 years ago, perhaps due to competition from fellow predators.

Or did they?  G. McIsaac has drawn our attention to an animal in the First Nations traditions of British Columbia - the Wilderness Wolf.  This, he argues, may represent a population of surviving Dire Wolves - and who is to say he is wrong?

By the way, did you know that, in the folklore of Pennsylvania, if you kill and stuff a wolf, it will come back to life at night.  If your traveling in Pennsylvania after dark, bring a packet of dog biscuits with you to throw to it.  Wolves aren't noted for attacking humans, but a wolf like this might be a different matter.  Such wolves are called Spook Wolves.

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