He Took Pictures As A Wolf Approached His Dog. Then This Happened.
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.
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.
What emerged was a wild black wolf, a predator with the potential to cause great harm to humans… and their pets. So as you may imagine, there was a high level of concern when Jans’ dog ran out to meet the wolf. Jans watched anxiously as Dakotah and the wolf checked each other out.
Wolves usually feed on other animals, and a dog certainly wouldn’t be considered off limits. Regardless, wolves are wild animals, so their behavior can be unpredictable around humans and pets. Generally, it’s recommended that they’re left alone.
Wolfs are predators, so there was almost the expectation that it was going to attack Dakotah upon meeting. But it didn’t. Instead, it started to play with the curious dog. Jans was even able to put his wildlife photography skills to work, snapping several photos of the two animals together. This certainly wouldn’t be the last time that Jans would take pictures of the wolf interacting with other animals… and humans too.
Nick Jans took to calling the wolf “Romeo.” And much to the joy of Dakotah, Romeo stayed in the area – always making time for a play date.