On a winter evening, the forester Stepan heard sounds under the fence and went out on the threshold of the lodge and noticed a thin wolf. He hesitated at first but still brought her some frozen meat because the forest was really empty in winter and it became very difficult to find food for the animals for survival.
The behavior of the animal seemed interesting to the forester. Predators live on their own territory, hunt there, and rarely come in contact with people, except because of severe hunger.
The wolf began to come for food more often and the locals even began to start complaining to forester — no one wanted to see a wild forest animal in the village. But Stepan did not care and continued to feed the animals because unlike others, he knows that if the wolf is hungry, it becomes more dangerous for the village.
After a while, the wolf’s visits suddenly stopped. Everyone was happy, except Stepan — he was already used to seeing unusual guests and even a little bored.
Only two months later, the forester heard a familiar roar outside the window. The man excitedly hurried into the yard and suddenly saw that the wolf had brought two more younger members of the pack with her. The animals looked at Stepan in silence.
Suddenly the forester realized that most likely the wolf was feeding the young cubs with the meat that he had given her all winter. And now the whole pack has moved to a new place and the wolf couldn’t leave before saying a goodbye. Stepan was right — since then, wolves have not been seen in the area.