A Wolf Called Romeo.pdf
Nick Jans has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles, and contributed to many anthologies. His range includes poetry, short fiction, literary essays, natural history, outdoor adventure, fishing, and political commentary. In addition, Jans is a professional nature photographer, specialising in wildlife and landscapes in remote locations. He currently lives in Juneau with his wife, Sherrie, and travels widely in Alaska.
A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a black wolf, thought to be the lone survivor of a mountain pack, who befriended an Alaskan village. The villagers were so taken by their lupine friend they named him Romeo. Romeo played with local dogs, and lived alongside his human neighbours with astonishing affability. In September 2009, Romeo was killed by poachers, who had him stuffed to commemorate their achievement; much to the devastation of the Alaskan community. This is the story of Romeo's seven-year magical friendship with the villagers, told through the eyes of Nick Jans - an Alaskan author and photographer, who experienced Romeo's story and took thousands of photos of him. As well as Romeo's tale, the book touches on the wider subject of human interaction with the wild, and our ability to destroy the things we are most in awe of through our ignorance and fear.