Platform Rumor comes to life Day4
Rumored wildlife sightings go along with the “you should have been here yesterday” in my book. We were told of a Gray Wolf working the river stealing salmon from fly fisherman. While I don’t get all spooled up about such rumors, I do keep them in mind. When in griz country, I tend to do a 360 degree visual inspection around me every couple of minutes. It was on one of those inspections I saw the wolf.
You should have seen the heads fly up from the viewfinders when I called out wolf! It was on the far bank and skulking about in the trees and shrubs at first. I hesitated before calling out wold because without a real clear view, the thought crossed my mind it was a Coyote but once I saw the muzzle, I made the call and it was made famous. After not too long, he came down to the river and went to work finding scraps and plying his trade.
Yeah, he went to work trying to steal salmon from a griz! Ballzy if you ask me. He never scored directly off a bear, but he found plenty of tidbits to make his journey worth while. Though he was around for only a little while, it was darn fun to watch the show.
Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17e (top 2), D3, 70-300VR on Lexar UDMA digital film