Kids can get up close and personal with wolves and their owner, Trapper Rob, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27.
Rob Gudger and his program “Wolf Tales” is so popular that it is returning for a repeat performance. The free program, which “sold out” when it first came to the Jackson library last month, lasts about an hour.
Topics include the hunting and social behaviors of wolves, the benefits of protecting wild wolves in natural ecosystems, conservation efforts, dispelling myths and misconceptions, and, of course, the chance to interact with a wolf. The wolves are gentle, and Trapper Rob encourages participants to pet them.
While the program is free, due to high demand and limited space, “tickets” will be handed out to the first 75 people in line starting at 1:30 p.m. Anyone who received tickets at the previous Wolf Tales program but could not attend due to space limitations will be given first priority and should bring the tickets they were originally given.