course we hosted
was offered again this year and they again took advantage of our
convenient location to do field work.
The elk have been hanging around our property a lot this Winter because
of deep snows driving them to the easier food here.
The elk attract predators,
so there was hope of getting interesting pictures –
probably coyotes or a mountain lion
(it was too early for bears).
It was a mild surprise when one of the cameras caught a wolf on the
We have many coyotes in the area and they are often mistaken for wolves,
and many of his graduate students have done extensive research
on the role of wolves in Yellowstone Park,
so they know a wolf when they see one.
There have been reliable sightings by our immediate neighbors in Bridger
but this may be the first pictorial evidence of one in the past decade or so.
See more wolf pictures
We are still hoping for a picture of a mountain lion;
we know they are around.