|By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons|
Amarok is a wolf-being of enormous stature, far larger than normal wolves. It is thought the
|By Scott Flaherty [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons|
Unlike ordinary wolves, Amarok does not hunt in a pack but is the quintessential "Lone Wolf." It is said he is quick to kill anyone who is foolish enough to hunt alone in the dark of night. Perhaps he is just culling the herd as real-life wolves do when they kill the weak and sick, an action that increases the health and strength of the herding animals. Instead of pulling out the weak caribou, he is eliminating the weak-minded humans! (And, of course, I mean weak-minded in the sense of foolish--not mentally challenged.)
|By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], |
via Wikimedia Commons
Although I did not get to see a wolf, myself, on our journey through Alaska, my husband
|Wolf Print by Copper River, Alaska by KL Wood (author)|
Lessons learned? Don't go out hunting...or walking your dogs...alone at night (or at dusk) in the northern wilderness. Unless, of course, you are that wolf-killer I mentioned earlier, then...go ahead, make my day. All Hail Amarok!
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