Once in a while, kids and parents may fight, and the child will threaten to run away into the forest, where the parents will then threaten that they will end up either eaten by or raised by wolves.
The whole premise is absurd. No matter how intelligent wild dogs are, they know the difference between a human and one of their own and wouldn’t raise a child just out of spite to the parents.
But wolves would raise a child if they were abandoned in the woods for a sufficient period. It’s not a fantasy or a childhood threat.
The phenomenon of “feral children” first became mainstream with the significant case of Dina Sanichar, an Indian man who hunters found in the wild.
For the first six years of his life, the boy knew nothing about humans and society. Wolves had raised him.
10 /10 Born And Raised
Sanchar was found in 1872 in the northern Indian jungle by a group of hunters who were stalking a pack of wolves. They saw a boy, unmistakably a human, ambling on all fours, following the wolves into their den.
The hunters smoked the wolves out with a fire, killed them, and rescued the boy, thinking he was lost. They soon realized that what they captured was more wolf, in his mind, than human.
9 /10 The Wolf Boy
Nothing was known about the boy. He didn’t speak any language and communicated in the noises of wolves, somewhat faithfully at that.
He was brought back to civilization and handed over to a mission orphanage where they baptized him and adopted him as Sanichar, Urdu, for Saturday, the day he came to them.
Father Erhardt, the mission leader, said the boy wasn’t clinically right but had some level of reasoning to him.