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For the second time in less than a year, residents of Victoria in western Canada have found themselves in thrall to a wolf. Standing in a hotel lobby, this wolf is a mixture of driftwood, sea shells and dried kelp. Weighing nearly 70kg (150lbs) and standing five feet tall, the sculpture is a tribute to Takaya, the celebrated wolf who lived on a scattering of wild islands less than two miles from the city centre.