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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2014, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Default Guess what I saw on the Stein

My friends and I just returned from 8 days on the stein heading E to W. While camping just above Iceberg lake as Ryan's suggestion in his Lizzie area TR we had this guy trying to see if he could weasel a free meal from us.

I had to upload it to IMGUR so it could be seen in full resolution. I have more I would like to upload to CT but I have to size them and that takes time and bed is calling since we left ponderosa camp at 5:45 this morning.

http://i.imgur.com/1KxCkKS.jpg
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It's not a wolverine, is it?!?
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Kind of hard to make out, but maybe...
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Awesome sighting. I have never even seen tracks let alone the real deal.
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Yeah I am hundred percent it was a Wolverine we named him Logan because it seemed fitting. I promise I will up load the pics later today.

It was awesome to see him (and I say him because of the size) run across the snow with a seamless transition to bounding over rocks. They look like very clumsy creatures but after seeing him in action I realize how nimble they are.

It was pretty funny when we all realized we were dealing with a wolverine and we all looked at each other and said "what do we do now?" I knew they are elusive and didn't like human contact at all but I had read how they are vicious and really tough so we were not sure how much he liked our food and how far he would go to get it. After scaring him off he returned two more times so it was not the most sound sleep lol.
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That is just so cool! I've read, somewhere, that they are capable of taking down really large prey, like deer, with no trouble... Not sure how true that is, but I'd be wary. You must feel incredibly lucky! And you got more photos? Sweet!
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Here are all the pictures I have. Looking back I should have just kept shooting as he ran over the rocks but I was just so impressed to see him move like that.

Here are the best ones I have. I wish I had a zoom lens but it didn't make it into the bag it already was heavy enough. These were all taken with an 18-55mm, I wish I had my 200mm with me
http://i.imgur.com/Mgw4DyY.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GrBHJIK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/EF6H6YQ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pkUIFtu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Foh2FY2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7k1bAQV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AbafD4H.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4x6Ea3F.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ayT7UB3.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/FclnDwB.jpg

Also here are the tracks

http://i.imgur.com/9axLoFC.jpg

I also found some piles of scat but they seem to be different kinds

http://i.imgur.com/WiMspad.jpg

And the next morning we found this on the way to Caltha lake, so it looks like Logan didn't go to far the night before. We choose not to stick around very long around here in case something wanted to protect it's kill.

http://i.imgur.com/XijPZ3A.jpg
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Definitely a wolverine .... good pictures.
Exciting to see aren't they?

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Great trip and even greater sighting Mike. Good to see they are in the Stein.
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nice one. didn't see any sign of them on any of my trips up there. pretty lucky.
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Thanks for sharing that! Awesome.
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Yes it was really exciting to see and I feel very lucky to have seen it. I was looking it up and they get to about 70lbs? This thing looked bigger then that, my dog is 24kg's and this wolverine seemed twice here size at least.

Also is there anywhere I can report the sighting to? I am sure some people would be interested in it? And has there ever been report wolverine attacks? That was one thing I was thinking I have never heard of an attack on a human.
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Thanks for sharing that! Awesome.
No worries, I am happy to share. Hell I have been telling everyone lol even if they don't care.
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