"She come up out of Mexico. Crossed through the San Luis Pass and come up along the western slope of the Animas and hit in along the head of Taylor’s Draw and then dropped down and crossed the valley and come up into the Peloncillos"

Growing up in Hidalgo County, New Mexico in the 1930s, Billy Parham was in a unique position to see the wolf. He lives in the ancient passageway of the Mexican Wolf at a time when they were all but extinct elsewhere in the Southwest:

'Only in Hidalgo County's Animas, Peloncillo and San Luis mountains did wolves  persist into the 1930s - their constantly depleted ranks continually refurbished by new recruits crossing the Mexican border after long-established runways...'    

[David E. Brown, The Wolf in the Southwest: The Making of an Endangered Species]