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Friday, December 26, 2014
The Rage to Get Wolves Everywhere continues... Wolves of the Rockies December 24 at 3:35pm · Reward Increased to $20,000 in Killing of Endangered Wolf in Washington “It’s hard to comprehend these senseless illegal killings, because not only are wolves legally protected, there is no evidence these wolves were doing anything harmful at the time of their deaths,” . “What’s more, if anyone thinks they were helping out livestock producers by killing wolves, the exact opposite is true; a brand new study published by a Washington State University wolf scientist demonstrates that killing wolves can increase wolf-livestock conflicts.” Conservation groups are now offering up to a $20,000 reward for information leading to conviction of those responsible for the illegal killing of the breeding female wolf of the Teanaway pack in Washington’s Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Last month the groups posted a reward offer of up to $15,000, but have now increased the amount, after a member of Conservation Northwest stepped forward to contribute an additional $5,000. http://bit.ly/13F6YQL
Don't You Love IT?
Ain't that the prettiest killer you ever seen thou? Why not put them into every great park? And Grizzle Bears too!!!
A macabre Christmas - but sooo interesting. I'm up hear in Fredrick, MD at our family farm. During the day discussion about the massive population explosion of deer in the area - of increased car wrecks, a record high limit of 30 deer to be "taken" by a hunter in a single year! and the statement by my Uncle Dave - that you couldn't hardly back out of your garage without hitting a deer got me thinking. It actually revived a memory of North Carolina having almost exactly the same experience in 2009 & 2010. Dead deer all along the side of the road - the country citizens complaining about unusually numbers being seen... Got me thinking alright - what would drive the deer out of the deep woods onto the "safer" locations of public land? Why would the 'sex drive' of deer suddenly (as it was acquitted)be driving them in mad dashes into our streets and highways? Last time I was up for Thanks Giving 2014 - I had the good fortune to be awake and on the front porch at 2AM. That is when I heard the reason for why the whole community of local dogs was in an uproar earlier that night. A fight was brewing between the local Coyotes and the new intruding Red Wolves. The pack of Coyotes has a distinct set of yips and cries - sounds I grew up hearing in the Sonora, Mojavean and Southwestern Deserts. The cry of the two wolves was/is very distinct from that of Coyotes... BTW The distance from where Red Wolves are being released and Fredrick is 360 miles - with Wolf releases now going on 5+ years. The first signs of possible predation were this deer skull and rib cage - the ribs were gnawed at there ends. This could easily have been Coyotes picking apart the carcass of a deer killed by hunters however. http://jeffmittelstadt.com/wildsides.org/RedWolf/MASTER/