Wolves among us

Our local pack of wolves is making its presence better known. Here’s a photo of one youth taken the last week of February in the Indian Valley area. Photo by Van Probst

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10 thoughts on “Wolves among us

  • March 15, 2018 at 8:10 am

    They have been hanging out in the area for quite a while, suddenly it is big news

    • March 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

      I think the “news” here is that they got that pic of that pup.

  • March 15, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Heard people have been baiting them to see them! Not okay!

  • March 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

    If they’re baiting than they should be arrested. Usually, the wolf is the one who will get killed and that’s why they do it. Sneaky little putzes aren’t they.

    • March 15, 2018 at 11:50 am

      This is exactly what I worry about. I hope this pack can be protected from those who would want them killed off.
      They are beautiful and spectacular animals and I hope that they can thrive here. If we have learned anything from recent research, it’s that coexistence not only is possible but is more successful at decreasing livestock conflict. I hope that can be encouraged.

      • March 17, 2018 at 10:54 am

        They are taken from their natural habitat and placed in a foreign place, and then all I hear from residents is how they wish they could shoot them. Too sad

  • March 16, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Nice pic Van

  • March 18, 2018 at 10:22 am

    More bad news for the struggling deer population, and forget about establishing an elk herd. The negatives of this far outweigh the positives. They will soon be eating pets and livestock all over the area.

    • March 18, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      Come on Frank, no predator population has eaten the area population of a prey species. If you know of an example please let me know.
      Actually the predator species is more likely to reach low numbers than the prey. Example: the Kaibab Plateau of Arizona in the 1930’s and the mule deer population and both prey species the mountain lion and wolves. There are more examples but the Kaibab is one of the classics of wildlife population biology.

    • March 19, 2018 at 5:37 am

      Unadulterated hogwash with zero evidence to back it. The wolves wouldn’t have moved in if there wasn’t an adequate food supply of wild ungulates.

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