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What a load of crap, LOL. Wild dogs simply aren't going to "raise" a three year old human (eat a three yr old, maybe), they're dogs, they don't have the capability to raise a human. If people buy into this, P.T. Barnum was right! :lol:
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Al Curbow said:
What a load of crap, LOL. Wild dogs simply aren't going to "raise" a three year old human (eat a three yr old, maybe), they're dogs, they don't have the capability to raise a human. If people buy into this, P.T. Barnum was right! :lol:
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My favorite comment was this one:
"They say this girl was raised by dogs and barked, etc. Ok, then, how about seeing if she can translate what dogs say, since now she knows both languages."

Yes, Al, I'm afraid that most authoritative sources agree with you. Darn.

http://www.feralchildren.com/en/children.php?tp=0

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/07/17/ftdog17.xml

I think this girl might indeed have spent a lot of five years with the dogs in their den, making only occasional return trips to her alcoholic parents' disgusting house, but that's not exactly "raised by," I guess -- more like "allowed to eat with." Still, that's kind of amazing, to whatever extent it might be true.
 
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While this is pretty hard to totally believe, feral children have been found before (besides the ones in Wal-Mart). Victor of Aveyron was a 12-13yr old boy believed to have lived nearly his entire life in the woods, surrounded, but not raised by wolves. Here's the link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_of_Aveyron I remember studying these kids in college psych, and some of the pictures were pretty amazing.

Note: There Al, I fixed it. :p
 

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Im not sure what or who Jenni was raised by but Im certain they were pretty mean and aggressive :D :p :eek: .
 
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Greg, haven't you learned your lesson? No turning forums into playgrounds! :x

But I'll be sure to tell my mom you said that anyhow. :twisted: :wink:
 

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If the girl in the video is feral...did she choose to wear denim cutoffs for the video? :roll: Or did she have a "choreographer"? :twisted: Or is there something else "lurking" beneath the surface...that becomes evident in Part II? :wink:
 

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Jennie, LOL, what kind of pictures did they have from 1797.....

But i hope this thread continues cause it's funny. Gotta go now, got to bring my dog down the street to babysit, she's trying to earn enough money for a new jolly ball :lol: :lol: :lol: ,

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I hope this thread continues, too. I'm sure we have all seen these news stories about various kids raised by dogs/wolves before & wondered at the voracity. I think Connie hit the nail on the head, the truth lies somewhere between the sensational reports & out right disregard. One thing I know for sure, after being horrified by what some abusive parents have done, being raised by dogs might be a lot more humane than what some humans are capable of!!!
 

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HMMMMMMM! :-k :-k When my, now 22yr old son was 3-4 we used to catch him in the back yard lifting his leg on the bushes and trees.
Possibly spent to much time with my dogs???
I've been know to do a little boundry marking myself. :eek: :D
 

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Well, I will admit that dogs played a big part in raising me! I have had at least one with me all the time since before I could walk. I preferred hanging out with my dogs above playing with friends when I was growing up!!! Dogs and horses......had a great childhood!

Did see a program on National Geographic about this and the girl in Eastern Europe was a very interesting study. Have to agree with Connie that the truth is likely somewhere in between.

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AlE, I meant "these kids," instead of "this kid", meaning to include Genie, another famous study. I edited it so many times to try and insert the link that I f'd up my original post.

However, FYI, Joseph Nicephore Niepce printed the first negative on paper in 1816. Photography really picked up in the 1820's...Victor died in 1828. :wink: I won't stay up all night just to find the photo for you though... :lol: 8)
 

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The Discovery Channel ran a special a few months back about "Feral Children". I didn't watch much of it, because they featured the girl "raised by dogs", but I heard it was interesting. Just shows how child abuse can go beyond smaking them around a bit.
 
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