Archive for November, 2014

Looking for Wolves

As we wait for the USFWS decision regarding delisting gray wolves in the northeast and declaring the eastern wolf to be the one wolf species native to the northeast, MWC continues to look for wolves that science and physical evidence tell us are here. We recently received a report of a large canid no more than ten miles from where a wolf was killed in eastern Maine in 1996. MWC went to the site of the report, placed a trail camera with scent bait, and collected a scat for possible later DNA analysis. We plan to leave the camera in place until deep snows prevent us from retrieving it. We know that one or more large canids uses the trail on which the camera is located, based upon the size and location of the scat. See photo of the animal’s tracks. The dollar bill is approximately six inches long. Read the rest of this entry »