Skip to comments.Gray Wolves Spotted in Central California for the First Time in a Century
Posted on 02/27/2021 8:37:33 PM PST by CheshireTheCat
A gray wolf (canis lupus) has been observed in counties of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, with the animal returning to territory from which it’s been absent from for nearly a century. The GPS-tracked wolf, designated OR-93, has traveled south from Oregon, passing through Modoc County and Alpine County. Most recently, the wolf entered Mono County.
The journey of the young male wolf represents new territorial range from the species. Biologists believe it’s possible the wolf’s presence could result in the formation of new wolf packs in the Sierra Nevada region, should the animal prove successful in returning to the area with a mate. The wolf broke off from Oregon’s White River Pack southeast of Mt. Hood sometime within the past few months. Previously, wolves that ventured into California from Oregon didn’t travel south of Lake Tahoe, the single largest alpine lake in North America, that straddles the California-Nevada border....
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Maybe they are trying to make a commentary that wolves are finding California a more fertile ground for hunting sheep.
New York City is a bit far for wolves to travel.
Wolves will go a long way to eat sheep - but they still spit out the masks. :)
Camping will be different.
They say this like it’s a good thing.
Ellen: Oh, Sparky! [A growl is heard] Sparky. Sparky. Wild animal.
Clark: Yeah, I know.
Ellen: Wild animal.
Clark: I'm gonna go for it, Honey.
Hope the wolves like the taste of a Californian for dinner.
We never thought we would see coyotes in the East either.....who knows how far wolves could spread over the years.
People need to be careful of wolves. The people of California are prone to romanticize wolves but if you have ever seen what the can do to hunting dogs you would have a very different view of them.
with the animal returning to territory from which it’s been absent from for nearly a century.
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That is one old wolf.
“said Pamela Flick, director of the California preservation group Defenders of Wildlife. “OR-93 also importantly brings the potential for increased genetic diversity to our state.””
She’s interested in DNA mixing?
Nobody needs an AR-15 with a thirty round magazine.
“They say this like it’s a good thing.”
You took the words right out of my mouth. I was going to write “And why is this good?”
The animal kooks keep getting their way to the detriment of everybody who enjoys the outdoors without wanting to get attacked or eaten. Plus places like CA prevent you from arming yourself against apex predators who would love to devour you.
In suburban central Florida, a coyote nearly got my father’s cat — a risk that he thought impossible except that the attempt was caught on video.
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