The middle of Melanie’s study area has been a data gap – we were unable to collar wolves there two years in a row. Oil and gas crews always report wolf sightings, but when we manage to find them by air, which is not often, they are in locations that are too difficult to catch them in.
This past week Natasha was in the area doing amphibian surveys. Lo and behold, she was following…
That’s right, Natasha found some of Melanie’s illusive wolves! Too bad the collaring season is over.
It seems like the wolves are taunting Melanie, but she has renewed hope that collaborators will be able to collar these wolves during the upcoming winter.