RoryKuykendall wrote:Yeah, that's true,but wolverines don't EAT habitat! They eat dead ungulates like mountain goats, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep. Other than mule deer (which tend to avoid the high country) and a critically endangered population of Bighorn Sheep, California can't even begin to match the "more northern latitudes" in this department.
They actually eat anything from mice and shrews to moose or caribou, dead or alive. They are very resourceful generalist predators and scavengers. Living in very low densities, having extremely large home ranges, a not too large body size, and hunting/scavenging only for themselves (rather than a whole pack) are traits that give them a lot of options.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/2 ... 84593.html
I wonder if there used to be more ungulates in that area before that took some of the predation pressure away from sheep. Or maybe grizzlies could have played a role in keeping lions down back then.
RoryKuykendall wrote: My understanding is that the real heart of wildlife activity in California was at lower elevations.
included pieces of potential wolverine scat.
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