Seeing a wolf this close to a person helps to show how big wolves can be. There's some more information about the bills concerning wolves in the Oregon legislature on this page.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wiildlife via AP
This May 3, 2009 file photo provided by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows wolf coordinator Russ Morgan with a wolf as it recovers from anesthesia used during a radio-collaring effort in Northeastern Oregon. The Oregon Cattlemen's Association is pressing a package of bills in the Oregon Legislature to allow ranchers to shoot wolves attacking livestock, and pay ranchers for sheep and cattle lost to wolves.