ROMEO: A LONE WOLF’S TRAGEDY IN THREE ACTS - Scientific American's Best Science Online Anthology (2013)
For seven years a lone black Alexander Archipelago wolf visited residents of Juneau, Alaska. Nicknamed Romeo, he played with their dogs, ate food from their back porches, and followed hikers and skiers on their excursions. He was a beloved friend of the community. That all ended in 2010 when Romeo was illegally shot by hunters when he approached them in a parking lot. My controversial story of Romeo, is the most popular and continues to be the most-commented-on post on my blog (see link below). In 2012 it was selected from almost a thousand entries to be included in Scientific American's Best Science Online and an edited version appears there.