A gray wolf could be approaching California - first since 1924

orgeon-wolf-map.jpgWildlife trackers in Oregon have followed a lone male gray wolf on a 730-mile trek across the state, south toward the border with California. "He could be in Yreka in two days if he wanted to be," a California fish and game official says. If OR7, as the scientists know him, crosses over the state line, he would be the first known wolf in California since 1924. He's already believed to be the first wolf west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon in 60 years. He left his pack in northeast Oregon in September. By the way, no one has reported seeing OR7; scientists don't know what he looks like, or whether he has hooked up with a mate who doesn't wear a GPS device.

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