"The large woolf found here is not as large as those of the
atlantic states. they are lower and thicker made shorter leged.
their color which is not effected by the seasons, is gray or blackish
brown and every intermediate shade from that to a creen [cream]
colored white; these wolves resort [to] the woodlands and are also
found in the plains, but never take refuge in the ground or burrow
so far as I have been able to inform myself. we scarcely see a gang
of buffaloe without observing a parsel of those faithfull shepherds
on their skirts in readiness to take care of the mamed wounded.
the large wolf never barks, but howls as those of the atlantic states
do." —Meriwether Lewis
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