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One Year Later, Lone Gray Wolf Still Prowling Calif.


Animals  (tags: animals, wolves, unusual, protection, habitat, environment, wildlife )

Carrie
- 716 days ago - phys.org
A week or so ago, California's lone gray wolf passed his one-year anniversary as a transplant resident with the same technical accouterments some people possess: a Twitter account and an online site about his travels.



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Roxy H. (334)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:25 pm
so whats the issue with this wolf? why cant they just leave him alone and get him a pack and a girlfriend and just let him be? whats the hold up?
 

Roxy H. (334)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:27 pm
and collars...cant they be tracked by poachers also? what kind of protections do they have in place on this wolf to keep him safe? or isnt he safe? and where do they expect him to end up? who is actually watching out for this wolf? anyone? or is he just left out there running around to be killed?
 

Chris C. (151)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:31 pm
He needs a significant other...poor baby!
 

Kevin A. (68)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:38 pm
Duplicate
 

Carrie B. (318)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:25 pm
Sorry Kevin. I didn't see it and was not flagged by care2 when posting.
 

Carrie B. (318)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:34 pm
Fortunately this guy is keeping a low profile which is helping to keep him safe. Thanks for all the encouraging words Roxy.
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:07 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:07 am
noted
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:13 am
Let's hope he stays safe and is not gunned down by monsters like his brothers.
 

Engele van Zyl (38)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:20 am
noted and shared, thanks
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:20 am
I'm with Roxy on this.....can not understand why NObody seems to be making any arrangements???? poor thing...
 

Tanya W. (55)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:55 am
Lets hope the bad people don't find out where he is now its out there for every one to see. Maybe he should be trapped and relocated to a safe location where he can share his life with a female wolf even though he is free and easy.
 

Tanya W. (55)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:58 am
And by trapped I mean captured humanly without any harm and with the least invasion possible. Duty of Care for this wolf must be someones responsibility!!! If not someone should step up!!!
 

Ruth S. (298)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 6:23 am
I agree with Roxy H.
 

Amy E. (66)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:26 am
Sadly noted
 

Michael M. (59)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:48 am
He's not prowling, but just strolling along.

The gals are far away, and we do not know just why he wended his way across Oregon and far south as Tehama County, but wolves are curious beings, and their capacities for learning, orienting, remembering, are strong in their short lifetimes.

Stop with the trap/control crap.
His birthright is to be free.
 

Michael M. (59)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:01 am
Rox, OR-7 is collared, yes, but DFG is purposely vague to protect him from rabid humans.

His actual whereabouts are lagged for about 7 days, and Shasta County has more wild and free land than the entire state of Wisconsin. It also abuts other counties with wild, free, public lands, some of which are harder to negotiate by two-leggeds than many back east can imagine.

He is monitorerd for information with that big ugly necktie, but so long as he does not head too far north (OR, with their heated debate on his relatives ), he will likely be safe for life, although as a truly obligate social buy, he will, and surely does feel lonely, as those who know wolves, know.

We have long heard claims of wolves in the Siskiyous, and although those possible residents may possibly be hybrids, if they exist at all (the Wolf here and I once went that way to spend time in the wild home at times - his sure senses did not detect any compadres, nor did my print/scat watching), "Journey" passed through there without pausing, and he covered more ground that we did, pitiable creatures as humans (me)are.

To all who wish to control him:
Keep your traps away from MY country, leave them in your little minds.
 

Suzanne L. (140)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:48 pm
I hope he is safe for a long, natural life.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:24 pm
noted
 

. (7)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:57 pm
I hope he's safe for a long natural life as well, but at least get him a girlfriend, how hard would that be?


 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:40 am
Noted
 
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