Saturday, December 22, 2007

Feral children

'Werewolf boy' - who snarls and bites - on the run from police after escaping Moscow clinic

Russian police are hunting a "werewolf boy" - who snarls and bites - after he escaped from a Moscow clinic just a day after being rescued from the wild.

Doctors expressed shock saying he was found living with a pack of wolves in a remote forest in the Kaluga region of central Russia.

Wikipedia says, "A feral child (feral, - wild or undomesticated) is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and has no (or little) experience of human care, loving or social behavior, and, crucially, of human language." I've always thought Kaspar Hauser was interesting, but there are dozens of cases of this sort of thing.

Also:, and the incredibly uplifting Wikipedia article on child abandonment!

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