I am welcomed in their house, eat with them, photograph them. Drink with them and laugh with them. Try their 10 kilos coat, the coat they use to fight the cold winter, up in the mountains when they herd the sheep. A simple life. What’s it like to be a shepherd in the Maramures mountains?
Five dogs per wolf. Less than that, the wolf attacks. We have eight dogs. One is limping, he was beaten by a snake. It’s not just the wolves, the snakes also attack and they spit a paralysing venom that stays forever - the shepherd told me. The snakes attack the dogs, the goats and the sheep. Normally they don’t attack humans - he finished. And that was the end of the conversation.

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