Skip to comments.What Do Bears And Wolves In Yellowstone National Park Do When No One's Watching?
Posted on 08/02/2011 2:13:56 PM PDT by Daffynition
How do grizzly bears and wolves in Yellowstone National Park carry on when they don't think anyone is watching? Well, as these pictures show, they're not going after each other tooth and claw.
Nancy Ward, the park's acting chief of maintenance, was heading to Lake for a meeting back on May 4, before the park's interior roads were open for the public, when she spied a wolf and another animal in a snow-covered drainage.
As she continued on, she thought the other animal might be a bison struggling in the snow. With some time to spare, she turned around and headed back to where she had seen the animals. This is what she discovered:
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They get together and laugh at stupid humans who sit back and let Congress steal from them.
Day brightener bump.
And boy howdy, after yesterday’s vote, I needed one!
May God give us strength.
Maybe a bear yearling but not a full grown bear..
A full grown Griz would kill and eat a wolf.. any wolf..
That appears to be a black bear... according to size...
With that much snow bears would/should be asleep..
The bear appears to “huffing”..(an aggressive stance)..
I assume lick themselves.
I thought that the adventures of Yogi, the Bear already explained.
In early June 2008, I spent 8 days in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks but never saw one bear or one wolf in that time. People keep telling me stories and showing photos but those don’t square with my experience. I hope to return one day so I can have another chance to observe more wildlife in that beautiful country.
WAITING ON THE POKER GAME TO START.
Remember to bring your bells and pepper spray when hiking the back country up there.
If a hiker or runner forgets the pepper spray, there’s no way to tell the grizzly scat from the brown bear scat .... 8<)
Nope, it's a Grizzly; you can tell by the profile of the head—a black bear’s snout is straight, whereas a grizzly's has a break at the eyeline.
And when the bear lies down with the wolf, and a man named Barack is President of all the land, and the seas will rise, and....
Excuse me while I hurl.
I’ve spent many a summer at the Tetons, Jenny Lake, the Snake River. I saw bear just about every time.
We had a cabin in Pinedale. Saw lots of moose, antelope, etc.
Wyoming is AMAZING.
I have been in Yellowstone about eight or nine times over the last couple of decades; it’s my favorite place on earth.
During that time, probably ten weeks total, I’ve seen two grizzlies and one wolf. The wolf sighting was at dusk along Fountain Flat Drive heading toward the Firehole River to fish. The closest grizzly was about a hundred yards away on the far side of the Yellowstone River from where I was fishing at Buffalo Ford. It was also in this area where I was moving around a herd of about eighty bison that were right along the river when they started moving in my direction. It was exciting to have the whole herd move right around me while I stood behind a tree with nothing but a graphite fly rod.
“It was exciting to have the whole herd move right around me while I stood behind a tree with nothing but a graphite fly rod.”
What! They took your clothes?
LOL! I guess what I meant was nothing for protection. I did have my waders on; the water is too cold for naked wading.
, after 15 years of living with wolves, the people are waking up to a nightmare.
Nope, it's a Grizzly; you can tell by the profile of the heada black bears snout is straight, whereas a grizzly's has a break at the eyeline.
Definitely a grizzly, also note dish-shaped snout.
Me and my oldest son saw a grizzly in Yellowstone years ago. It was a couple of hundred yards away, right on a tree line. But it was definitely a griz. They’re pretty distinctive.
Looks like a grizzly to me!
See the hump? Black bears don’t have them...
despite being bitter rivals, its nice to see them get on, unlike politicians!
The song about the meeting by Robert Earl Keen.
And there is the shoulder hump...
Do you think the bear was waiting for the wolf to kill something, and likewise the wolf waiting for the bear? Then going in and stealing the prey?
LOL... Yogi and Boo-Boo..
Cute post - thanks.
The coyotes seemed to disappear all of a sudden
wolves colonise France, terrorise shepherds
Just two weeks ago, wifey and I took a driving trip that included the "fast track" through Yellowstone (pretty much straight through, with the obligatory loop down to see Vesuvius or whatever it's called do it's thing. Very pretty country indeed ** .
Driving alongside some river, she's pretty sure she saw a bear taking a dip, but it was a quick driveby, so we'll remain uncertain.....but we both DID see some bison/buffalo.
Most impressive to us was the next day, after overnighting in Cody. ** East of there, we discovered a true Garden of Eden: Ten Sleep Canyon.......amazing and stunning.
For variety they might do a photo-story on what a wolf and a pregnant cow elk do together out there in the snow.
Wolf hamstrings the cow, brings her down, then rips the fetus out of her from the rear; wolf dines happily on the very fresh veal while the cow bleeds out in a few minutes.
Happens all the time. Till now the north Yellowstone elk herd has dropped from 19,000 to less than half that (probably much less than that—the USFW game biologist lie shamelessly), with virtually no calf and young elk population coming up as replacement animals.
The remaining population will plummet in the next few years owing to the lack of replacement stock.
This is environmentalists playing God and getting their jollies off on our tax dollars, our national park and our wild game herds.
Damn them anyway.
We have too many useless bureaucrats who were weened on Disney.
Not as dramatic here...CT DEP have introduced species that have gotten out of hand. Morons gave us fisher cats [in trade withe state of Maine who got wild turkey]; and we have a pair mountain lions in the North Central part of the state roaming around with radio collars on...probably put there to reduce the white-tail population. All denied, of course, by the DEP.
I had noticed the drop off, and remembered the wolf lovers previously circulating the petitions for reintroducing the wolves. On our last trip we took horses to fish on the third meadow on Slough Creek, and our guide talked about how the wolves were going after the elk calves. We were in grizzly country and that was before you could carry a firearm. The guide would take hunting parties through there into Montana, but he had to take the firearms in by a different route to avoid having them on Yellowstone property. Now, you can carry your firearm open or concealed there, no permit required, so your only option is no longer climbing on the cabin roof or hiding in Teddy Roosevelt's outhouse.
Atsa mighty big wolf.
Rescued one five years ago who had perfect Bichon manners... until you weren’t looking. Then it was murder and mayhem everywhere.
Still miss that dog.
You think they will be *honored* if you chose to use them? Interesting as, I never knew of their existence until now. Very cool.
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