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GRANTS PASS, Ore.—A young male gray wolf that wandered hundreds of miles across Oregon and eventually crossed into California as he searched for a mate has apparently been photographed for the first time.
The black-and-white photo shows a wolf sniffing the ground in a stand of dense forest. It is likely the animal known as OR-7, said Roblyn Schneider Brown, an Oregon state biologist.
The photo was taken Nov. 14 by an automatic trail camera set up by a hunter tracking blacktail deer on public land east of Butte Falls. Brown said the wolf in the photo appeared to be wearing a tracking collar, and GPS data showed that OR-7 was in the same area of the Cascades in southern Oregon around that time.
Though the 2-year-old wolf was captured and fitted with the collar by a state biologist last spring, OR-7 was not photographed. The animal made headlines last month when it wandered into the southern Cascade Range, becoming the first wolf in southwestern Oregon since 1946. Last week, he crossed into California, which has not seen a wolf in more than 80 years.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I certainly understand your concern about these animals being in urban areas........
The only animal that scares me are mountain lions,
TextIn an attempt to draw attention to the great conservation success story that is wolf recovery, Oregon Wild sponsored a kids art and naming contest. On January 4, 2012 OR-7 got a new name - Journey.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Actually, you misunderstand my primary concern. I care about the Ranchers and the Herders who are seeing their livestock attacked and eaten by Wolves that aren't native to the area...but they're big boys and can handle themselves. If a Wolf trots down my street, I'll do the same to it as I will and HAVE done to Coyotes in years past. I'll shoot it. Period. Some animals and man don't mix and were never meant to... I wouldn't hurt a Wolf or Bear in their natural habitat if I found them there.....but the same doesn't apply if they enter my natural habitat. They become a deadly threat.
Originally posted by ottobot
Sheesh, man, why kill a coyote? They're not even mean - at least not the ones I've encountered.
The wolves were there originally, and everything worked out fine at that time.
Nature is awesome that way.