A forester came across a female wolf who was nearing exhaustion on a chilly winter day. Finding food in the wilderness during the winter can be difficult, so the unhappy animal, who was already hungry, decided there was nothing to lose by approaching the cabin.
Styopa, the forester, was initially terrified, but he eventually felt sorry for the wolf and fed her some meat. He knew better than anyone how difficult it is to find food in the winter in the woods.
When the wolf reappeared a few more times, the locals were alarmed to learn that Stepan had chosen to feed it. They were worried that she would take their livestock, but an expert forester warned that if the animal went hungry, it would become dangerous not only to the livestock, but also to the residents of nearby communities.
With the arrival of spring, the wolf stopped appearing, but the forester had grown accustomed to her. With the arrival of the warm season, there was already plenty of food. The villagers were relieved, but the forester was upset because he had grown attached to his companion.
By the end of April, the wolf had returned to see him, however, this time she did not appear alone, but with her cubs. She not only ate meat, but she also fed her wolf cubs, the forester discovered. The predators’ eyes lit up with gratitude, and he never saw his forest wolf friend again.