Friday, October 13, 2006

The big bad wolf

Weird story of the day: Two Forest Service employees working in the Sawtooth Wilderness in Idaho late last month heard wolves howling around them, panicked, and called their supervisor for help. They were "rescued" by helicopter.

What's strange about this? They were Forest Service employees, who work in the forest (where wolves often live); they were in Idaho's wilderness; they weren't attacked by the wolves.

Best reaction: “Holy moly — sounds to me like someone’s read too many of Grimm’s fairy tales,” said Steve Nadeau, wolf program supervisor with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “I’m flabbergasted that (the Forest Service) would go to that extent over wolves howling in the woods because wolves howl in the woods all the time. That’s how they communicate.”

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