“My Close Call The Night Of The Wolves”
- Bruce Watts
This article is an exciting life threatening true story read of
Bruce Watts and a close encounter with wild wolves the night of his one man
It was late August when Bruce Watts had just been diagnosed
with cancer and had a lot of other things piled up on his shoulders. He needed a
break, to be alone and clear his head, so what better way to go out on a one man
hiking trip where your closest neighbors are red squirrels and a pair of loons.
At night he enjoyed the close symphony of the wolves. Bruce suddenly realizes he
has never heard them that close. Close enough to feel the rich depth of the
howls, but when the wolf music stopped he began to hear them rustling around his
tent. They were close, too close.
Throughout the article you realize
that Bruce becomes very frightened. I admire how calm and focused he tried to
stay while the wolves were attacking his camp site. I suggest people read this
article because it is an intense and thrilling piece that will keep you
interested from start to finish. Also it teaches people basic survival tips
while being threatened by a force of nature. Another tip is that you should not
camp alone because if something ever happens to you on your trip you'll have
someone that can help you.
Watts, Bruce. My Close Call The Night Of
The Wolves. Ottawa Outdoors Magazine Fall 2012.