I envy you. I only see one time a Wolf from away in South Tirol where I had a Chalet .He keeps coming every night and watch the house .But he was way to far to take a pic. Here in the Vosges till now, none.But we have here a Fox family which since generations take the same road behind the houses in the forest, we have a little deer (which now grow up) which since months eat my neighbors plants (he oversee a huge hole in his fence, now he just let it like it is) ,little squirrels which live in our tree . And when the weather is nice on weekend, we use to hike in a area here where you can meet Mountain Goats ( don't know the exact English name) .This year I had luck and could come very close to one for photos. (Just 2-3 meters)I saw wolves in my yard once. Two of them. One red furred, one gray furred. One of them was driving my flock of chickens towards where the other one was hiding. I ran out of the house with slippers on my feet, a notebook in one hand and a pen in the other while yelling like a berserker. Fortunately, the wolves ran for it.
The chickens lived to be eaten by something else. (Coyotes, fox, three sizes of owls, three sizes of hawks, the larger weasel we have, or something else on the list of critters I met because I had chickens. Our current next door neighbor had a face-to-face meeting with a mountain lion because she was locking her hens into her garage for the night and Mr. Very Large Kitty was waiting for her when she opened the door. Keeping chickens is hazardous out here.)
Wow! Did not realize the wolf was almost as big s a bear! And in the comparison collage to the man....is that normal sized western man or something else? seems more Indios (more native south sea islander or eskimo)and therefore smaller?Hi Chris, here are some images that may help you with your Wolf (the images and captions are taken from the book, "Canids of the World Wolves, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals"):
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Different facial expressions in Wolf: (1) threatened, afraid face, with wrinkled muzzle, ears pulled
back, eyes narrowed, and bared teeth; (2) aggressive, threat face, with erect ears, and open mouth; (3) yawning
face, usually signaling a tired Wolf; (4) alert or neutral face; (5) relaxed face; (6) howling face.
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Variations in pelage color in Wolf (Canis lupus): Coat color varies more in the Wolf than in almost
any other wild species, with colors from white through cream, buff, tawny, reddish, and gray to black (melanistic).
Such variation occurs throughout its range, although gray predominates. The occurrence of colors other than
gray seems to increase in the higher altitudes. Several of the color phases may be found in a single litter.
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Wolf Pelts showing a range of pelage colors (from a different source).
More Images of interest from the same book, "Canids of the World" showing relatives of Wolves that you may consider doing in future!
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Variety of size and body shape in Canids: (1) Gray Wolf (Canis lupus); (2) Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon
brachyurus); (3) African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus); (4) Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes); (5) Gray Fox (Urocyon
cinereoargenteus); (6) Bush Dog (Speothos venaticus); (7) Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda).
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Caniforma (Left to Right):
Canidae: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus signatus);
Ursidae: Brown Bear (Ursus arctos);
Phocidae: Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus);
Odobenidae: Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus);
Otariidae: Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus);
Ailuridae: Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens);
Mephitidae: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis);
Procyonidae: Ring-tailed Coati (Nasua nasua);
Mustelidae: Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
Yes, certainly. I do have plans to make a thinner wolf morph to compensate for the LAMH product that Laurie has plans for. Thanks for the reminder, I will need to get on that.I'm sure someone already mentioned it, but I can't spot that post- the neck ruff is fur, so would it be possible to have a 'ruff-less' version allowing the ruff to then be created with LAMH/Poser hair, please?