Perhaps it is an omen, although I hope not as the outlook for him would be less than auspicious.
OT (kind of): Wolverine comeback in California. Anyone have a spare female (wolverine, that is)?
"...and a wolverine in Norway once moseyed 83 miles in a day..."
That's some serious Barwis conditioning at work right there.
He didn't stop until he reached the Finnish line.
Oslo heard he can bench 350.
We should look at some early September game film for ideas on how to get after the Bucks more effectively. I think that if we Scandinavian USC films we should find some important nuggets.
"Adult wolverines have no natural predators"
Well they stink and are ferocious. One of the wolverine nicknames is skunk-bear. They eat carrion, so I can't imagine that they taste good, either.
At least they aren't poisonous, hairy nuts.
EDIT: Really? Negged over biology? I didn't pick their diet or put in the musk glands. If it were up to me they would eat nachos.
Not natural, granted, but alarmingly effective.
They say Chuck Norris has never lost a fight.
That's because he's afraid to fight a wolverine.
he is on his way to visit the Roh family in arizona.
I understand that wolverines are increasingly rare and ever hard to capture alive, but considering that California was once a natural habitat for them, I don't understand why anybody would stop somebody from taking a female from up north and releasing her in that neck of the woods. If they can get the reproduction going, it could restore them to that area.
Sounds like we need to form a team for Operation Find-And-Move for Buddy (For real though, who names a wolverine Buddy?).
They'd need more than just one couple to get the ball rolling. To restore a viable population, they'd have to bring in at least 20-30 wolverine couples to ensure a certain level of genetic diversity.
I had no idea the scientific name is "Gulo Gulo." That sounds like a solid MGoShirt, maybe with a Wolverine cracking a Buckeye in its mouth?
We can bring him here to mate with the Thumb Wolverine!!
Some wolverines have no problem meeting women.
Look at the size of the mitts on that thing.
Big mitts means big...
If that guy is alive, that is one brave lady.
Oh, he's alive. Kory lives in backcountry Alaska, and this guy took up residence in her "yard." She's made friends with him, and actually takes him for strolls on a leash. She's a little nutso for animals. Here's another shot:
...I want a pet wolverine!
Is it possible to train them to attack only certain colors of the Christmas variety?
Where can I read more about Kory and her pet? Because I find this absolutely fascinating. I googled, "kory wolverine alaska," but this thread is the first result.
I don't think you can. Sorry. I didn't mean to dangle this story as a teaser, but I only know her as the sister of a good friend from grad school. While she was cool with me putting up these two photos, I don't think she wants any more publicity.
I agree with aawolve above me. It's like the kind of thing you'd see on TDC or some such.
Thanks for sharing!
What are the odds she can train her little guy to play football? Deathbacker just got a whole new meaning.
(I mean who doesn't want to see Pryor fleeing in terror from a wolverine?)
'Hey Baby, you heard I go overtime, right?'
Resisted the urge to quote Demar Dorsey on this, but it would fit.
For those that didn't get the latest Patagonia catalog:
The One Thing Wolverines Can't Take On
Obviously, when people talk about reintroducing them to California, they're not talking about Long Beach. The Sierra Nevada offer excellent wolverine habitat. Researchers are in favor of their reintroduction there:
The Rose Bowl wouldn't be a bad place either.
Except that it isn't clear that the wolverine's habitat is moving north right now. It appeared to do so in the early 20th century (when the species was hunted almost to extinction in the Lower 48), but over the past two decades there have been surprising sightings in a number of places where the species had been assumed long gone (California, Colorado, even Michigan).
One more reason the UofM should be at the forefront of clean technology. It would really hurt to lose these guys.
Doesn't sound like dirty technology led to their demise. According to the article it was those damn fur traders, and for the most part, they are endangered as well.
You're right. But, at the end it talks of the wolverine's obligate ties to a persistent snowpack.
Which will return as the earth continues to cool as part of its natural cycle...
The article didn't mention how many wolverines were in Idaho, is there a sustainable population there?
How you were negged for simply implying that the earth has natural swings in temperature. The green police are out in force.
I hope that you're right this time, except we've been warming in what was supposed to be a cooling trend.
Reading some of these research reports sheds a negative light on the intelligence of our wolverine. One male was trapped three times in 31 days. That doesn't seem like a very smart animal...
Well, sounds like the outcome has always been good--easy food, eventual release when the researchers come by. What's not to like? A few hours inconvenience being stuck in a cage, waiting for release. All borne with some measure of confidence that if you get too sick of waiting, you can probably rip/claw/chew your way out anyway.
Yet wolverines, and all weasels for that matter, have a reputation for cunning.
They use a portion of, no, all of their cunning.
So I read some of the reader comments...I guess this guy doesnt know that Wolverines dont inhabit Michigan anymore. Wish they would though.
"I used to be so afraid of wolverines as a kid from reading about them. They're super powerful. Never met one. They like it cold, like Michigan. Get a female wolverine from there, give the cats some competition."