15 February 2012
Meadow Path, East Missoula, Montana
However, it's always important to be aware of where you are & any possible dangers. Wolves are a hot topic in Montana lately, so I was interested to hear a first-person story from a co-worker. Just after 7:30 this morning, she saw a huge black wolf - with a big, bushy tail - loping through a west-side pasture only 5 or 4 miles off U.S. Highway 93. This was while driving through an area where homes sit on 5-20+ acre parcels, so it's not exactly off the beaten path. Even a walk down the driveway could involve a close encounter with wildlife, & I'm not just talking squirrels & pheasants.