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Yellow Bird: Howling, not dancing, with wolves


"If you've never breathed deep, then opened your mouth and exhaled a long and mournful howl, in the dead of the night, deep in a pitch-black forest, you are missing a great experience. That's howling with the wolves.

I heard about howling from Jenny Moorman, who told me they howl with the wolves at times during the year. The last time they were out "howling," the wolves answered, and they saw wolves, she said. I immediately was in for the next howling a little nervous, yes, but eager to meet those big dogs on their turf.

Before you get the idea that wolves are large dogs, let me tell you a little about them. Minnesota has the largest number of wolves in the nation about 2,500. They are part of a reintroduction program. The year after the Endangered Species Act was passed (1973), the wolves were added to the protection list. Wolves were getting to be mythological they were disappearing."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: A (wolf) howling good time (The Grand Forks Herald 9/17)

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