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Once extinct here,
wolverines on the rebound

Seattle Times, by Linda V. Mapes

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Posted By:maggie2u, 2/1/2013 2:15:04 PM

LEAVENWORTH, Chelan County — Biologist Don Youkey picked his way along a log nailed to a tree trunk nearly five feet above the ground and reached overhead to hang a cow knuckle bone and chunk of raw rib meat. He hopes the tasty new bait will lure one of the newest carnivores cruising these snowy woods to trigger a remote camera that will snap its photo: Gulo gulo, the wiley wolverine. Once shot on sight, trapped and poisoned as vermin, wolverines were extinct in Washington by the 1930s but they are making a comeback, repopulating portions of their historic home range

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 2/1/2013 2:21:45 PM     (No. 9152750)

Mindless piece of fluff by someone who does not know the meaning of the word extinct



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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/1/2013 2:35:32 PM     (No. 9152764)

FTA: among the most ferocious carnivores in Washington, capable of sniffing out frozen carcasses and tunneling through five feet of snow to crack open bones and tear apart even frozen carrion. Their powerful jaws and molars are specially adapted to shear off chunks of rock-hard flesh and bone.

Awesome critter. Can´t wait to see them roaming the streets of Seattle.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/1/2013 2:35:51 PM     (No. 9152766)

Once extinct, but making a comeback...

Metaphorical... the GOP... ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Architect, 2/1/2013 2:36:36 PM     (No. 9152767)

Yeah, but what about the Honey Badger?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/1/2013 2:37:03 PM     (No. 9152768)

Journalists with intelligence are extinct.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 2/1/2013 2:43:54 PM     (No. 9152778)

C´mon 4, you know Honey Badger don´t care...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: QRP, 2/1/2013 3:05:08 PM     (No. 9152810)

Wolverines making a comeback? Honestly, do you really thing Urban Meyer is going to lose to the likes of Brady Hoke?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bloviate, 2/1/2013 3:17:06 PM     (No. 9152829)

Go Wolverines!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hot coffee, 2/1/2013 3:22:37 PM     (No. 9152835)

Well played #6. And yes, Go Wolverines!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 2/1/2013 3:22:40 PM     (No. 9152837)

I thought it was an interesting story and then I got to the part about global warming. My eyes glazed over. Did not finish reading.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: novakid, 2/1/2013 5:19:37 PM     (No. 9152981)

Are there no proof-readers any more?

Gulo gulo, the wiley wolverine.

Is a wiley wolverine worse than a wily one?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: William1, 2/1/2013 5:28:51 PM     (No. 9153006)

And they make really good house pets.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: eorsc, 2/1/2013 5:39:07 PM     (No. 9153022)

Several have reportedly been photographed on game cameras in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Oregon. And YES it is a big deal. I heard a Ranger at Stehekin talk about those in the report. She didn´t mention Global Warming, which would have turned me off too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Silly Old Me, 2/1/2013 5:52:58 PM     (No. 9153046)

#12 Lemme check with my pal Wylie, and I´ll get back to you.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: DanvilleBill, 2/1/2013 6:32:08 PM     (No. 9153100)

After 4 more years of Zero´s EPA the Seattle Times will be reporting the occasional downtown sightings of sabre tooth tigers which were once thought to be extinct in the area.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: westsnoop, 2/1/2013 6:51:00 PM     (No. 9153113)

Leave it to the WalMarts to turn this into a U of M thread. Go Spartans!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MTGardenerview, 2/1/2013 7:13:28 PM     (No. 9153146)

Amazing that the global warming folks never give up.It is all based on computer models
that are seldom even close to correct

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