Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wolf Coordinator Russ Morgan says the alpha female and two pups from the Imnaha pack came within 10 yards of biologist Roblyn Brown, who was out looking for tracks.
ODFW says aerial surveys documented 16 wolves in the pack, which would mean 6 pups, instead of just 4.
Combined with the three adults and two pups in the Wenaha pack, that brings the count in Oregon to at least 21.
The department says the Imnaha pack is hanging out in an area with a wintering elk herd, and there were no reports in December of attacks on livestock.
Dec 2010 wolf update (pdf) New
more at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/
What a treat. Nakoowolf, they look like WHAP wolves. Do you think they were disturbed by the coordinator's presence? I didn't hear any sound on the video. Whaz that just me?
"If the wolf is to survive, the wolf haters must be outnumbered. They must be outshouted, outfinanced, and out voted. Their narrow and biased attitude must be outweighed by an attitude based on an understanding of natural processes."
~L. David Mech
Wow, amazing video. It is weird that there is no sound. Yes, Chris they do look like our Wolves. The dark one looked amazingly like Nita just a bit darker. The Alpha Female looked a lot like Ohoyo. Beautiful. I'm glad to hear no depredations have been reported. May they all live a long healthy life, free.
I am a bit concerned that they were so close to the Biologist. I wonder if they bait them to study them?