On a winter evening, the forester Stepan heard sounds under the fence and went out on the threshold of the lodge and saw a thin wolf. He thought for a while but still brought her some frozen meat because the forest was unusually empty in winter and it became very difficult to find food for the animals!
The forester was taken aback by the animal’s behavior. Predators live on their own territory, hunt there, and rarely come out to people unless they are starving.
The wolf began to return for food more frequently, and the villagers began to chastise the forester — no one wanted to see a forest animal in the village. Stepan, on the other hand, paid no attention to them and continued to feed the animals. He realized that if the wolf is hungry, the village becomes more dangerous.
After a while, the wolf’s visits stopped. Everyone was happy, except Stepan — he was already used to seeing guests and even a little bored. Only two months later, the forester heard a familiar roar outside the window. The man 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 has come to say goodbye. Stepan was right — since then, wolves have not been seen in the area.