Mark, those above two guys were myself and CA's Father Tony. That wolf popped out so fast, and so close that Tony and I were both instinctively pulling up our shotguns... But the wolf was faster, and was gone before we got the guns to our shoulders... It happened pretty dang fast... Tony and I were left just starring at each other shaking our heads in disbelief at what had just happened
I've seen many wolfs over the years, but can't recall ever having a closer encounter than Tony and I had that day, the exception possibly being the night I chased them away from my dogs, but it's a tough call to say which encounter was closer.