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See link below for a photo, although poor, of the pups with Wapiti females and Mollies.

https://www.facebook.com/Heart-of-the-Wild-Yellowstone-579663432215186/?fref=ts

Statistics: Posted by Connie — Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:03 pm


Author: Connie
Posted: July 21, 2016, 3:03 am
atw527 wrote:
Connie wrote:
RikWriter wrote:Does this mean none of their pups survived?


All 4 pups were photographed with 755 yesterday.


Is this picture available anywhere?


It was an attachment to an email with photo credit given to Dave and Charlie Crawford. I have looked for a Facebook page or somewhere so I could share it here, but have had no luck at all. Will dig a little deeper.

Statistics: Posted by Connie — Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:24 pm


Author: Connie
Posted: July 20, 2016, 2:24 am
Connie wrote:
RikWriter wrote:Does this mean none of their pups survived?


All 4 pups were photographed with 755 yesterday.


Is this picture available anywhere?

Statistics: Posted by atw527 — Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:48 pm


Author: atw527
Posted: July 19, 2016, 10:48 pm
What a great collection of poses for you all from the same session.

tv

Statistics: Posted by timv — Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:04 pm


Author: timv
Posted: July 19, 2016, 5:04 am
Nikon_nerd wrote:
That baby is too cute! Never seen one yet. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks-I messed up my camera while I was there so the picture isn't that clear. I wasn't watching where I was going so I fell full body forward on the rocks, cut up my elbows, knees and shins, thought I broke my foot-camera hit the rocks and luckily it's a great Nikon that is pretty sturdy but I have to send it in to get it checked. Can't do that until I get my knee fixed that I damaged in the fall-torn meniscus-but hey what's a trip without a fall!
I loved my visit there.

Statistics: Posted by mimishirl55 — Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:50 pm


Author: mimishirl55
Posted: July 18, 2016, 7:50 pm
June 22, 2016 in Hayden Valley https://youtu.be/4s_cSy2fxf8

Statistics: Posted by khl — Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:37 am


Author: khl
Posted: July 18, 2016, 4:37 pm
Those Mollies are certainly some handsome wolves. Thanks for the photo and video.

Statistics: Posted by Connie — Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:28 pm


Author: Connie
Posted: July 18, 2016, 2:28 am
here is some video of the action that is happening in the Hayden in the past week - it appears the the Alpha female may still be feeding her cubs but 755 has been chased off - and there were 3 mollies playing with the 2 wapiti females - such drama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRl_MVQBgVg

one of the Mollies

Image

Statistics: Posted by Marcy — Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:34 am


Author: Marcy
Posted: July 17, 2016, 5:34 pm
I took this video on June 20, 2016. Snow and Raspberry made a great appearance for photos and video. https://youtu.be/pcUR9_Cd5-I

Statistics: Posted by khl — Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:01 pm


Author: khl
Posted: July 17, 2016, 1:01 am
Connie wrote:
RikWriter wrote:Does this mean none of their pups survived?


All 4 pups were photographed with 755 yesterday.



That's a relief.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:29 am


Author: RikWriter
Posted: July 16, 2016, 11:29 am
Connie wrote:
I have also read that the Wapiti alpha female has Mollie roots.


That's right. Her dad (712M) was a Mollie before he helped form the Canyons. Who knows what role he played in killing off her grandparents (the Hayden alphas). He left the Mollies soon after that occurred.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:16 am


Author: Max
Posted: July 16, 2016, 10:16 am
RikWriter wrote:
atw527 wrote:From what I've read, the females are interacting with the Mollies and 755m retreated to the shadows.



Well, he is an older male, which is why he got kicked out of the Lamar Canyon pack. At least this would be a way for all the wolves to survive, instead of the Mollies killing them off. 755M would probably do well to go back to the Soda Butte Cone area and try to get back on with the Lamar Canyons again.


If 755 went back to the Lamar Canyons, he would surely be ravaged by mange.

Statistics: Posted by Connie — Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:46 pm


Author: Connie
Posted: July 16, 2016, 5:46 am
Thanks. While we were there it was just one lone collared wolf. He/she pulled the carcass out of the edge of the river and on to the bank. It was a light grey mostly. He/she would eat for a while then lay down under a rooted stump. A black bear showed up and seemed to be making its way towards the carcass but then went up the bank and out of sight. By then it was getting dark.

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:43 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: July 16, 2016, 4:43 am
billandkaren wrote:
Does anyone know which wolf was on the elk carcass Saturday evening july 2? It was on the opposite side of the river just as you enter Hayden from the North. Huge traffic jam. I dropped my passengers off and they got a great look but by the time I got turned around and a place to park it was getting dark so no good pictures.


It was the Wapiti pack. Not sure which ones if not all three.

Statistics: Posted by atw527 — Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:19 pm


Author: atw527
Posted: July 16, 2016, 4:19 am
Connie wrote:
I have been gleaning as much information about 755 as I can find. A fairly new Facebook page, Heart of the Wild Yellowstone, has been pretty informative. From what I've read it seems that the 2 Mollies are pretty young with the older collared one being a 2 year old. The uncollared appears even younger. I wonder if the Wapiti females' acceptance of them has to do with finding a mate for the Wapiti yearling. I have also read that the Wapiti alpha female has Mollie roots. It has also crossed my mind that the females may be incredible diplomats.

As far as anyone has reported, all 4 pups are still alive, with their father one day and maybe back at the rendezvous for mom the next. One of the wolfwatcher captured some incredible photos of 755 with his pups.

Admittedly, I am very worried about him.


I spoke with a few people in the park this evening and this seems to be a good theory. With the Molies being such a large pack, the fact that only two are hanging around here makes me wonder if they dispersed.

Statistics: Posted by atw527 — Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:15 pm


Author: atw527
Posted: July 16, 2016, 4:15 am
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