"The Timber Wolves will be our friends,
We'll stay up late and howl,
At the moon 'til nighttime ends,
Before going on the prowl."
-Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes)_______________________________________________________________________
The Wolf project has been going well this summer. My students have seen some incredible stuff while out conducting the field work. They've also picked up some great video clips.
Below is recent example....
This is such a nice bit of video footage. Not only does it give a perfect glimpse of the Wolf, it gives a clear look at how the tail is held. Note how straight that tail is out behind the body....not drooping down at all, as one might expect from a Coyote.
The little poem by Bill Watterson at the top is sort of silly, but still great. It simply, yet eloquently encapsulates how one should feel about seeing a critter like a wolf. As a wildlife biologist, few other species embody that visceral feeling of "wilderness" as do the Wolf and (for me) the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus).
Enjoy! My students have worked hard all summer for clips like this!