Flash Flood News-Havasupai Grand Canyon
"People are strange-When you're a stranger-Faces look ugly-
When you're alone "-Doors-1967 Summer of Love
The following event recently sent shock waves through the Havasupai Tribe
in the Grand Canyon.
PDOG,(Patrol Dog) the alpha wolf and one of the largest dogs in the canyon got the stuffing beat out of her by "Stranger", a mellow, medium sized dog whom had wandered into the camp.
The tribal council had an emergency session to discuss if this was a bad omen and to determine if a message was being sent down from the spirits.
PDOG had successfully chased any and all dogs that had previously entered our camp, interested in the bountiful scraps that were being fed to PDOG.
P had shown no mercy in her hostile attacks of rivals.
But "Stranger" persevered and hung around and eventually one of the guides started putting out a plate for him. Even though PDOG always had a bountiful plate, she would viciously charge Stranger and take his plate.
Until---one day---- Stranger jumped out of the way while being attacked, jumped on top of PDOG and knocked the mighty P to the ground. The aging PDOG's size was no match to Stranger's youthful speed and agility. He took the big old girl down quickly. PDOG retreated, lucky to be alive.
Our client group of 17 Travel Writers stared in disbelief, they had witnessed a fine example of survival of the fittest.
The fur had flown and a Stranger had emerged as the alpha wolf.
PDOG during happier times
"Is it strange I should change? I don't know, why don't you ask her?"
Buffalo Springfield-1967 Summer of Love
Stranger and PDOG now peacefully coexist in our camp, both of them are well fed. Stranger has however, taken over PDOG's place sleeping on my tarp.
Note: PDOG is the helicopter pilot's dog. No one knows where Stranger came from.
PDOG going down is bigger news than TYCO Jeffrey in Supai
No more Toga parties for you dude!
The Havasupai Reservation is located in one of the most beautiful and remote areas of the western Grand Canyon. The Village of Supai, is located in Havasu Canyon, a southwestern branch of the Grand Canyon, and is accessible only by foot, horseback, or helicopter. The village is the tribal center for the Havasupai Tribe and is noted for its four blue-green waterfalls and camping facilities. Havasupai translates to People-Of-The-Blue-Green-Waters in English.