While at the beach last week and doing a day trip to Charleston, SC, along Highway 17, we decided to stop at the Sewee Environmental Education Center. We are so glad, after driving past the place many times, we decided to take the opportunity to stop. Why? We got to meet this lady:
Look carefully in the background of the picture above, and you will notice a second wolf passing in the picture. This was the only appearance of that second wolf and it was very fleeting.
This majestic creature can only be found in the wild in one place – Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. Originally, the Red Wolf was found throughout the Southeastern U.S., into the mid-Atlantic states, and into central-Southern US.
These wolves are captive, but are part of the Wildlife Services breeding program to help strengthen the population at Alligator River. We were able to sit quietly and watch her for quite some time.
This last picture was the only one taken without a zoom lens. After we had sat quietly for a while, she finally ventured over within a few feet of us to “sniff” us out. Stunning.