The Alaskan City That Didn’t Cry Wolf – Wildlife Insider

The Alaskan City That Didn’t Cry Wolf

There’s a big difference between animals that have been domesticated and those that have not. Cats and dogs, for example, are significantly different than bears and wolves. But with that being said, that doesn’t mean that we all can’t peacefully coexist and learn something from the wild animals that are found in nature. A case-in-point example is a six-year situation that took place in Juneau, Alaska, not too long ago. It was a situation that could have been met with fear. Instead, it was met with tolerance and understanding – and what took place between 2003 and 2009 is still something that sticks with the Alaska community and continues to shape it.

What you’re about to read is the ultimate story of how much you can learn from a beautiful creature that’s normally feared and misunderstood. We understand if it seems like a work of fiction, but we assure you that it is not. What you’re about to read is 100 percent true. On that note, we present you the story of Romeo – and how he brought a community much closer together.

 Porching It

Black Wolf

Flashback to 2003 – Juneau, Alaska. Wildlife photographer Nick Jans was sitting on his back porch enjoying the scenery with his dog, Dakotah. Suddenly, something emerged out of the forest.