This past weekend, the 27th Southeastern Wildlife Exposition was held in Charleston. Touted as the nation's largest wildlife art and nature event, SEWE epitomizes one of the great reasons to live in Charleston...there is always something to do.
The reason for attending my first ever SEWE event was to see the presentation Living with Wolves by Jim and Jamie Dutcher. Always fascinated with wolves, I was intrigued to hear the story of this couple who lived with a pack of wolves in Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness for six years. The presentation was captivating. They have taken it as their responsibility to educate others about this often misunderstood predator and the important role wolves' play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. I applaud their efforts.
Watching the Dock Dogs exhibition was next on the agenda. Do yourself a favor and watch this next year. We were lucky enough to witness a new World Record in the Extreme Vertical competition. Brox, a Belgian Malinois, beat out a former World Record holder to win the competition at 6'4". Having one jump left at any height, he beat the former record by 1 inch, successfully grabbing a dog toy from 7'11". And, it was the first time he's ever competed.
Charleston hosts the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition the weekend before Predisent's Day each year.
Debbie Donovan is a Realtor with Exit Realty Charleston Group. She is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and Senior Real Estate Specialist. She specializes in residential sales in Charleston County.