Wolverine near Bierstadt

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Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby vonmackle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:13 pm

I was up taking pictures of Bierstadt and the Sawtooth yesterday and had the great fortune to see this extremely rare critter. As I was setting up my camera I heard a lot of noise coming from the beaver pond below me. I loudly cleared my throat to make whatever it was aware of my presence. Moments later this guy ran up the hill to get a look at me and I managed to get three shots of it before it ran away. I honestly had no idea it was a wolverine. It crossed my mind briefly, but I immediately dismissed the idea because they are so rare in Colorado. It wasn't until I got home and did some research that I realized it really was a wolverine. In the morning I sent the photos to the Division of Wildlife, and they comfirmed it. Amazing. I feel like I just won the wildlife lottery.

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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby jasonmiller » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:18 pm

Wow that is cool! Great pics, thanks for posting
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby Magnum420 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:22 pm

Great!! I saw one cross the road by Green Mountain Res a year or so ago, but the DOW/FS didnt believe me because I didnt have pictures. They said there was no way it could have been a wolverine.
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby Justin9 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:25 pm

Very cool...I never knew they were up there. Nice pic!
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby WillV » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:26 pm

Wow! What a treat. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby astrobassman » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:38 pm

That is great to see. What a badass looking animal. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby zxbraves » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:49 pm

Awesome pic. Could you tell if it had adamantium claws?
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby Papillon » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:16 pm

Sweet photo.

You should touch base with this guy because he said he saw one near Square Top about seven months ago:

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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby Tory Wells » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:11 pm

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby Johnson » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:54 am

Cool. Just don't let Napoleon Dynamite know it's out there!
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby tmathews » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:22 am

vonmackle wrote:I was up taking pictures of Bierstadt and the Sawtooth yesterday and had the great fortune to see this extremely rare critter. As I was setting up my camera I heard a lot of noise coming from the beaver pond below me. I loudly cleared my throat to make whatever it was aware of my presence. Moments later this guy ran up the hill to get a look at me and I managed to get three shots of it before it ran away. I honestly had no idea it was a wolverine. It crossed my mind briefly, but I immediately dismissed the idea because they are so rare in Colorado. It wasn't until I got home and did some research that I realized it really was a wolverine. In the morning I sent the photos to the Division of Wildlife, and they comfirmed it. Amazing. I feel like I just won the wildlife lottery.

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That's badass. I never see any cool wildlife on my outings. :(
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Re: Wolverine near Bierstadt

Postby I fall a lot » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:31 am

Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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