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Monday, 3 December 2012

The Woolpit Wolf

This Suffolk village is thought to take its name from pits dug to trap wolves. The area is said to be the haunt of one such animal, trapped and killed centuries ago. A farmer, out looking for a lost calf, once claimed to have seen it emerge from a hole in the ground. He rushed for his gun, but lost it in the moonlight. As it had left no footprints, he concluded that he had seen a phantom wolf.

For some reason, the ghostly wolf is only said to appear after a fall of snow. 

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