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Wild Wolf Locks Eyes With Dog In Alaskan Suburb, But Their Surprising Friendship Captivates Entire Town.

When wildlife photographer Nick Jans and his faithful labrador Dakota, encountered a wild wolf while walking in the wilderness, Jans braced himself for the worst. Wolves are shy creatures by nature, but when provoked can be extremely dangerous. But to their surprise the imposing animal only wanted to play.

On that cold winter day in 2003, Jans found himself in the beginning of a relationship that would transform the perspective of an entire community.

1. Jans first encountered the wild wolf near his backyard in Juneau, Alaska.

He just appeared one day, an unknown lone animal who was curious about the suburban town.

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