UPDATE: November 27, 2012
Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the Fox Mountain pack — including the two pups — was spotted feeding on an elk carcass late last week.
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But this episode is far from over. The pup’s mother was wrongly removed from the wild and placed in captivity.
“One of only 60 wild species of her kind, the Fox Mountain Mexican wolf, wanted for allegedly killing several cows in New Mexico has been trapped and removed from the wild by Federal wildlife managers. WildEarth Guardians requested public records in conjunction with her removal, and received 682 blacked out pages, of the 870 pages received. We maintain this is public information and the federal government must account for the capture and incarceration of the Fox Mountain Loba. We will appeal Wildlife Services’ redacted response and are calling for a Congressional investigation into the agency’s behavior.”
Meanwhile the Fox Mountain alpha female remains separated from her family.
Oregon Umatilla River wolf pack pups -August 2012
Oregon Wenaha wolf pack pups, May 2012
Video: Courtesy ODFW
Photo: Courtesy ODFW
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