Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 29th, 2008
A wolverine has been captured on camera by an Oregon State student, Katie Moriarty.
Confirming new photographs (below) have been recorded from the Tahoe National Forest in California, during mid-March 2008.
Earlier, it was established this is the first wolverine verified in California since 1922.
Side view of a wolverine photographed by a remotely triggered camera at a snare established, by another study, for the purpose of collecting hair from American martens. The snare is comprised of a black plastic base from which brass gun-cleaning brushes are attached. Bait, which is normally attached immediately above the marten hair snare, had already been removed by another animal prior to the wolverine’s arrival (Photograph courtesy of the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and Oregon State University)
Top view of a wolverine photographed by remotely triggered camera at the same snare established for collecting hair from American martens. (Photograph courtesy of the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station and Oregon State University)