Prospect female suckling pups.
Prospect pubs have a morning snack . 5 16 17
Prospect mother feeding pups close up.
Note Elk antler to left of den site. Mother Prospect wolf feeds two pups.
The cow stays near her calf.
The bums rush.
Both wolves retreat as the cow chases them off.
Now 1048 draws the cow away.
964 does not waste any time and goes for the carcass.
Distraction and quick moves.
As 964M tried to draw the cow away 1048 waits for an opening to grab the carcass.
Enter the stand off.
The cow licked the dead calf attempting to arouse it. The Wolves awaited a meal.
Raven in the lower left has been chased off the carcass. Coyote at the top is watching carefully as the two wolves approach the carcass. A Coyote has drawn the cow way off to the left.
Wolves try for a dead calf.
April 29 ,2017 Across from Dorothy's. The grey 964M of the Prospect Pack and the black 1048M of the Junction Butte Pack try to take the still born Bison calf...under the cow.
964 rests and 1048 does the same.
This is .5 miles away. 964 is further away than he appears in the image. 1048 is just behind the cows head on the right.
Patience is a by-word among wolves.
Another try for the carcass.
The cow defends her dead baby.
Later, another attempt at the carcass
The carcass must have been a challenge to drag off because these to clowns were having a real problem deciding to either eat on the run or drag the carcass off...it was an interesting scene as they tried to figure out how to secure the carcass.
The wildly mad cow returns.
The Bison Cow is really hopping mad and chases the wolves off...once again. The carcass is just at her feet.
The mad dash.
964 and 1048 sprint to the carcass as a Coyote has drawn the Bison Cow way off to the left.
Tail up and on the charge.
Each wolf took turns drawing the cow away from the carcass...was this intentional or opportunistic. ?
Canyon Alpha Female December 2013 Died April 11, 2017
She was 12 years old when she was found injured near Mammoth on the 11th of April. Rangers put her down. The Grand White Wolf of The Northern Tier.
The Canyon Pack Alpha Female in Dec 2013 on the Blacktail Plateau.
Rosy cheeks from a meal. She was the darling of the Hayden Valley, Madison Valley, Mammoth area and Blacktail Plateau.
Grey Wolf Prospects
Grey Wolf yawns
Gray Wolf Prospects