Friday, November 26, 2021

An Oregon-born gray wolf that thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle.

 A truck driver reported spotting the dead wolf on Nov. 10 near the Kern County town of Lebec, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The carcass was located along a dirt trail near a frontage road running parallel to Interstate 5, and a warden who responded quickly identified the wolf as OR93 because of a radio tracking collar it wore, the department said.

A necropsy performed at Wildlife Health Laboratory in Rancho Cordova found that the wolf had significant tissue trauma to its left rear leg, a dislocated knee and soft tissue trauma to the abdomen.

OR93 was born to the White River pack in northern Oregon in 2019. He went into California’s Modoc County on Jan. 30, 2021, returned to Oregon briefly, then again entered California on Feb. 4 and headed south.

His last collar transmission was from the central coast’s San Luis Obispo County on April 5. By then he had traveled at least 935 miles (1,505 kilometers) in California, the wildlife department said.

There are certainly more that the authorities don't know about.

License and Registration Please


Fridy Open Road


A Good Thing To Have


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!


Classic Milk Coma


Gotta love pups


Throwback to a better time


This wooden replica of a Viking longboat was discovered during archaeological excavations at Winetavern Street, Dublin. Dating from the 12th century AD, the vessel originally had a mast & sail and was probably a much loved toy


Wow, I'll be off for some "shopping" after breakfast...


Freckles are good


Maybe take up chess instead


The Idiot's Fire Dance




Those eyes