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    This evening was one incredible evening.  We were headed back to where we had been watching the wolves with all the wolf watchers when suddenly we see the lead wolf watchers vehicle heading back toward us.  

    We then see people parked on the side of the road craning their heads up the hill.  We slowed down and asked what they were looking at.....wolves are moving just above us.

    We wheeled around as fast as you can on a narrow road in a truck camper and headed back the way we had come.  Soon we came to a standstill and there they were...the pack heading out on a hunt.

    The cars started moving again and we found a  place to pull off and could see the wolves coming toward us up on the hill and then they crossed the road and headed up and across the creek toward the area they were going to hunt in.

    When we first saw them 820(yearling) and 06(alpha female killed this year when she left the park) were the first two light colored ones you see in the group heading out.

    754 (also killed this year when left the park) is one of the dark ones and can be distinguished by his limp.  There are some young ones playing in front of him.

    I am so glad we got this experience with the entire pack except for the young ones who were left behind that evening.

    Both 06 and 754 were collared and neither of them were regulars outside the park, in fact the day 754 was killed was his second time outside the park! 06 was such a special wolf and will be sorely missed.

    We did get to see both of them one more time before we headed for home but that evening was one to remember!

    'If you are curious, you are not bored. If you are bored, you grow old.' Lillian Gish

    by Jakkalbessie on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:57:34 PM PST

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