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Offline hayshaker

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spotted at last a grey wolf
« on: May 31, 2019, 03:43:55 PM »
a few weeks ago a neighbor showed me a photo on his cell phone.
it was a photo of a very large foot print.  since then a neighbor around the corner
had spotted a grey wolf in his front yard.
this morning I had visited my neighbor
who first took the photo. and said he was awaken by his neighbors dog at
about 5am. so he looks out the window to find a rather large grey wolf in his yard.

in Minnesota wolves are normally found hundreds of miles north of here, hmmm

Offline Phaedrus

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Re: spotted at last a grey wolf
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 05:30:35 PM »
That would be cool to see!  I hear 'em sometimes but have never seen one.

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Re: spotted at last a grey wolf
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 06:59:25 PM »
Wisconsin DNR re-established them here. I don't like them. All the rabbits, squirrels and grouse took a hard hit from them. Deer have been scarce for 10 years.
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Re: spotted at last a grey wolf
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 07:03:39 PM »
There was a male timber wolf attacking sheep is south eastern Montana back in 2011. Data from it's collar indicated it had traveled about 300 miles from where it was originally collared.  Looks like those north of you are heading south Hayshaker.
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Re: spotted at last a grey wolf
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 05:36:30 AM »
I have a wolf story while up in Alaska.  The lesson being,  don't call them in.
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving pretty with a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a cloud of smoke, thouroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Wow! What a ride!" 
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Re: spotted at last a grey wolf
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 07:36:49 AM »
well  I must say if I could have at least an hour with the critter I could
make a pet out of him. just gotta have a boatload of treats to dp it.

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Re: spotted at last a grey wolf
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 07:44:26 AM »
I've seen a wolverine and heard a wolf howl, but never seen one.   I saw a wolverine here in NEBRASKA &  heard, but never saw, a wolf howl when we were up in the Quetico on a September canoe trip one year. 

It's much more rare to sight a 'wolfy' than it is to sight a wolf.....right? :shrug: :lol:
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Re: spotted at last a grey wolf
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 07:53:28 AM »
Both species of Wolfies are elusive.  Some of them don't have a yearbook photo to look at.   :shrug:

I have never seen one except in a zoo and a wildlife sanctuary.  Never saw a Wolverine either. 

I did see a photo of the black one they stopped over in SE Montana.  It was with a coyote for comparison.  The wolf weighed in at just under 100 pounds, the coyote might have been 35 pounds.
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