Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wolves at Mammoth

A small pack of wolves has taken up residence near Mammoth Hot Springs! Story here.

According to this blogger, aggressive measures are being taken to discourage the wolves from joining the tourists in downtown Mammoth, but I haven't seen this mentioned elsewhere. Mostly, though, I like this blog post for the commenter who uses the phrase "evil extractor Kulaks" to describe environmentalists' attitudes toward ranchers. It's not quite accurate - we object to the way ranchers abuse the land, not the way they exploit workers and consumers - but it betrays some reading.


Addendum: this article in The Missoulian has more details, including the interesting tidbit that the Hayden wolf pack likely became habituated to humans because populated areas were the only habitat where they could escape more powerful packs.

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