Nice doggy? The local wolf approaches a friends dog. That's right thats a black wolf. That's taken to approaching people and dogs and even playing with the dogs. Unfortunately, he can catch canine diseases and he's picked up more than one small dog with a few dogs gone "missing". It's an amazing sight but also at times pretty disturbing.
His behavior can look almost pet like but when you look at his tell tale yellow eyes and his gait you can be sure he's not your neighborhood dog.
I had to zoom with my 200mm because he was so close! It's a bit tough to get a really good shot of a black wolf on white snow and have both come out but this one was my favorite.
Eventually he trotted off with a toothy yawn. A yawn can be a sign of stress in carnivores such as bears and wolves.