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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.