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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:04 PM
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Wolf Boy Found In Russian Woods, Escapes Moscow Clinic
Russian police are hunting a "werewolf boy" - who snarls and bites - after he escaped from a Moscow clinic just a day after being rescued from the wild.

Doctors expressed shock saying he was found living with a pack of wolves in a remote forest in the Kaluga region of central Russia.

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The boy looks about ten - but after tests conducted by Moscow medics, they believe he maybe much older.

They are puzzled because he appears intelligent but does not seem to speak Russian or any other language. It is suspected he has been running wild for many years.

Such cases are not uncommon in Russia where there have been regular reports of 'Mowgli' children abandoned by their parents who are cared for by animals.

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/wor...
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:18 PM
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1. Chimp-man escapes handlers and takes up residence in White House
Film at 11
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 04:04 PM
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16. They are puzzled because he does not appear intelligent..
and attempts to speak an indecipherable language similar to English.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:20 PM
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2. I just want to take this opportunity, again, to thank wild wolves everywhere.
  I don't know when or how this deal was struck but I'm glad they're willing to take in our discarded youth and give them a proper upbringing- insofar as they are capable of, anyway. I realize one major benefit is the youth is far less likely to grow up to hunt wolves, which has to be a boon to the pack.

  On a more serious note, I don't recall wolf parents drinking and beating their cubs to death, sexually exploiting them or rearing them to hate Jews or Black people. I'm pretty sure a hungry wolf will kill and eat an adult human but I've never heard of them singling out anyone based on skin color or religion. The elderly and those less able to flee because of disability do tend to wind up the target of a hungry pack, however this has less to do with political or ideological bias and more with basic predator/prey tactics.

  Indeed, except for the learning of English and Mathematics being raised by wolves is not as bad as some alternatives. If any members of the wolf community are out there I should pass on the news that the Spears sisters are pregnant and to keep an eye out for news of downed airplanes or missing vehicles. I think with a little wolf love the children might have a fighting chance at growing up normal.

  PS, to use toenail clippers place the nail between the pinching blades and squeeze both of the levers together. Similar technique with scissors.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:23 PM
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3. I thought I was going to open this thread.....
.... only to find a link to the Weekly World News or something..... I guess truth can be stranger than fiction.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 02:50 PM
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11. The Daily Mail is a tabloid
like the National Enquirer.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:28 PM
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4. I have heard that children raised by wild animals lose their ability to learn to talk
The brain lateralizes at a specific young age and after that it can't learn language and possible lacks the ability to do regular human reasoning.

This kind of thing fascinates the hell out of me. They should let him go back with the wolves and film the activity of how he and the wolves interact. The child may never be able to assimilate with the human culture now.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:57 PM
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6. It fascinates me as well. I know that a few years ago scientists were working on
a way to keep the brain from closing the learning window, as it were. Last I heard it had some serious side effects such as strokes, but if they ever perfect it it might help these feral kids.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 09:32 PM
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5. Feral Children
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 10:13 PM
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7. And UFOs piloted by squirrels now control much of Russia
Edited on Fri Dec-21-07 10:14 PM by Botany
Shooting acorn guns these bushy tailed E.T.s now control much of
Siberia. From the Ural Mountians to the Central Pleteau and north to
the Arctic Ocean rodents now control the land and air.

Film @ 11:00

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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 10:58 PM
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8. I wish they'd leave the kid with the wolves
Because I'd rather be living with a pack or a pride than living in this civilized state of controlled insanity that hurts me.

I think tamed humans need to leave the wild ones alone. That wolf child has a better chance of life of sanity being wild than being captured and forced to wear clothes and talk...

I spent many days growing up in the woods,when I began to wear clothes I HATED it,and would run around in my underwear,I still remember how I'd rip the necklines and hated sleeves,all my shirts are teeshirts with the sleeves cut..I was happier out there.. Everything got worse when I was forced to go to school. School didn't"tame" me.In first grade I would stare out the window and I was terribly antsy felt caged, so as I got older and failed to settle down I went to the loon bin where they tried to break me,and it didn't work. So here I am between both worlds feeling cut off from both, in pain...Basically the process of Domestication hurts. And it makes wild beings unable to relate to their environments and in our case,each other too.

We were once better animals than we are now.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 04:02 PM
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15. I hear ya. The woods kept me sane as a kid.
In telling kids stories of when I was a child, I've realized I spent more time outside than I'd realized. No wonder I get antsy without a body of water in sight and without trees around me. We moved so that I could be closer to the woods and the water, and I've been a lot happier than I was when we lived in the city.
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riverdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 12:59 AM
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9. These are fascinating, and tragic cases.
"For six years, Oxana Malaya spent her life living in a kennel with dogs. Totally abandoned by her alcoholic mother and father, she was discovered behaving more like an animal than a human child. She ran on all fours, panted with her tongue out, bared her teeth and barked, just like the dogs she had been living with."



http://www.mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk/misc/feral-childre...

I always thought feral children, and later the adults, also offer a strong possibility of the origin of the werewolf myth. Imagine being a French peasant, in the 1400's. You're out in the woods and encounter someone wild and untamed, with shaggy hair and maybe, ill. If they ingest rotting food that can cause delusions, like some rotting grains that contain hallucinogens, they can really go off their nutter and maybe even attack. From their point of view and knowledge at the time, werewolf is a rational explanation.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 02:00 AM
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10. Here is a video that has that girl in it
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 02:53 PM
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13. I've got to Snopes this n/t
Edited on Sat Dec-22-07 02:53 PM by goodgd_yall
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 02:51 PM
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12. Oh, I love it...the old Slavic wolf-boy stories n/t
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 02:55 PM
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14. I've seen some documentaries on these kids
It's sad because they can never truly learn to communicate as a human.
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