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Wolf or woof?

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Dear Editor:So we are biking up to the Bells, when about five minutes past the gate, Ann Marcus looks over at me and says, “Charles, look at that wolf!” To which I say, “There are no wolves in Colorado,” to which she says, “Look over there.” And there he is – sitting still (at over 3 feet) with steel eyes.In a few minutes we pass some walkers coming down, and I say, “Look out for the wolf just a short ways ahead,” and they say, “There are no wolves in Colorado.” Thirty minutes later we pass them biking down and ask them if they saw the wolf, and they thank us for the heads up.One month later, I am back in Aspen (I had been traveling), at a party, and I remember the incident. I see John Olson. I am sure he will know. I tell the story and he says, “There are no wolves in Colorado. That was a coyote.” I say, “John, it was way too big to be a coyote. It really looked like a wolf.” Then he says, “I know what it was – there is guy in Avalanche Creek cross-breeding wolves with huskies. I think it is 70 percent wolf and 30 percent husky.” That is exactly what this animal looked like.Charles KennedyAspen


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