The Fatal Flaw of the Lone Wolf

The Fatal Flaw of the Lone Wolf

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. – George R. R. Martin

The frozen tundra of Alaska is a harsh and unforgiving place in the long winter months, especially for a wolf. During the summer, the abundance of small animals allows a solitary wolf to hunt with relative ease, but when winter arrives, most of the smaller prey go underground into hibernation. The only available food source becomes larger herd animals, a daunting challenge even for the largest of predators.