Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Guy Who Takes His Job Too Seriously

Shaun Ellis is the real Wolf Man. An expert on wolves, he has chosen to abandon human society and live among his subjects. He eats, sleeps, and fights with his adopted pack. His ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between wolves and men. Unfortunately, that requires neglecting his personal hygiene, braving the fangs of beasts that couldn't care less about his noble intentions, and hiding his food inside the carcasses that the other wolves eat from. Want to watch? The National Geographic's documentary airs next week.

Perhaps now is a good time to introduce another of my interests: Feral Children. Think "raised by wolves" is only an expression? It's not. There are well-documented cases of abandoned children being raised by apes, wild dogs, bears, and wolves. Unfortunately, unlike Tarzan or Mowgli, most are unable to adjust to the human world, and their stories rarely end happily. One of the few who has managed to thrive is John Ssabunnya of Uganda, who spent three years of his childhood being raised by green monkeys.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I don't have anything against wolves, but that would be kind of disgusting. No, hold on, REALLY disgusting.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard of those children. It's amazing how the wolves decide to raise them instead of having a little human dumpling!

3:13 PM  

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