Yesterday, I was listening to NPR's Fresh Air and an interview with the executive producer of "Dynasties" a spectacular wildlife documentary series narrated by David Attenborough (the kind of wildlife docs). It airing now on BBC America. I haven't started watching yet. I was going to snuggle on the couch tonight and binge.⠀ ⠀ Anyhoo, one of the episodes features what the producer calls painted wolves. I've only known them as wild dogs or painted wild dogs but no matter what they're called they're extraordinary.⠀ ⠀ The are endangered of course, what isn't nowadays (she puts head in hands). I've seen them a few times. They are beautiful, playful, adorable, and utterly vicious when they hunt.⠀ ⠀ This photo was taken in Botswana's Okavango Delta while I was staying at Selinda Explorer's Camp. To the right is a watering hole. One of the few that were left after the dry season. On this day it was at least 98 degrees at 8 am.⠀ ⠀ The pack numbered about 14 and this fellow was might curious. They were chasing each other like puppies, rolling around in the dirt, while others slept.⠀ ⠀ I wanted to hug them so much. I did, however, refrain.