He was driving out of the valley one night when a deer ran across the road.
“And these three large German shepherds ran across after the deer,” he says. “And I’m thinking, ‘Those aren’t German shepherds, those are wolves. … Those are wolves! Can you believe it?’”
A month later, the return of wolves to the area really hit home. Johnson was out with his dogs when one of them — Lance — disappeared.
“Lance went off on his own and by the time I realized he was gone, it was too late,” Johnson says, his voice cracking and his eyes tearing up. It was the first animal he’d lost to a wolf.
That night, Johnson saddled his horse and grabbed his gun. “I was going to kill every wolf in the Teanaway,” he says...."
Read the original story here:https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-02-24/how-washington-ranchers-are-learning-cope-wolves-lessons-uganda?
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