The villagers were so taken by their lupine friend they named him Romeo. Romeo played with local dogs, and lived alongside his human neighbours with astonishing affability. In September 2009, Romeo was killed by poachers, who had him stuffed to commemorate their achievement; much to the devastation of the Alaskan community.
Nick Jans has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles, and contributed to many anthologies. His range includes poetry, short fiction, literary essays, natural history, outdoor adventure, fishing, and political commentary. In addition, Jans is a professional nature photographer, specialising in wildlife and landscapes in remote locations. He currently lives in Juneau with his wife, Sherrie, and travels widely in Alaska.