June 20, 2009

That Wandering Wolverine

The Denver Post article about the wolverine that wandered in from Wyoming has made its web site's "most popular" list.

Bob Inman, director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Yellowstone Wolverine Program, said the animal, tagged M56 and fitted with a radio collar in December, went on the move in April.

He traveled from Grand Teton National Park, crossing busy Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming, to reach timberline in the mountains of northern Colorado.

"It is great news that this animal has ventured into Colorado, where it hasn't been documented in 90 years, but it also underscores the need to manage this species at a multi-state scale," Inman said.

So how do you manage them, beyond teaching them to avoid Rock Springs on their trip south?

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