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MN Reads: "Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal" by L. David Mech

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Chances are the two or three wolves who wandered over the ice from Minnesota or Canada to Isle Royale 60-some years ago were just looking for something to eat.

It's not likely they knew they and the moose that would make up their primary diet would become the subjects of decades of research.  And chances are they didn't realize that by becoming the lone predator on an island with essentially one prey species, they were creating the perfect "laboratory."

Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal by L. David Mech is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

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