(NEWSER) – A six-year-old boy was taken into the mountains to help a goatherd, but when the man died, the boy was left alone—until a mother wolf nosed some meat his way. So says Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja, now in his late 60s and long back among humans in the Spanish town of Rante. He was discovered at age 19 by police after years with the animals, he tells the BBC. It all started in a cave, where he was playing with wolf cubs. When the mother arrived with food, she ultimately shared it with the boy.