Redheaded Neanderlady

Redheaded Neanderlady
This is a photoshopped version of something I found in National Geographic about the time I started researching

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wolves, wolves, wolves(in Washington State, that is)!



Apparently the second confirmed wolf pack in Washington State has been radio collared.  At least the alpha male has been.  There's a nice large photo of him at the website, and he's a handsome lupine fella, so to speak.  I think he's the brindled one in the picture you'll see if you click on the link.  But OTOH, the picture in the first link doesn't show a brindled wolf.  In any case, they seem to have four pups, a "usual" number for a pair, but  aside from the alphas(there is presumably a female somewhere), and the fact that the four pups are what they describe as "coyote size" already, they have no idea how large the pack is.  Just for everyone's education and edification, a "normal" pack size is 7-10 wolves.  If a pack gets beyond about 12-15, it starts breaking up.  But then, there are always "abiders" and "dispersers", so some wolves may wander off to find territory on their own -- which is risky.  Maybe what this pack(or more likely pair, for now) did.  We'll see.

Anne G

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