How goes it? Thanks for your recent vote on my Turkey Vulture.
They are known as the "vaacum cleaners" of the desert. In the
winter, they migrate down to South America, but they should arrive
back in central Arizona by the end of March. I always wanted to
see Sentinel Peak, but the weather always scared me off when I
got as far as Hoodsport. I still have a Great Uncle that lives
in Shelton, he used to own 32-acres in the forest. Thanks!!!
Do you have any idea if they have wolves coming back to that area?
You have already observed foxes and coyotes, right???
Since coming to Arizona in 1991, I've seen plenty
of coyotes, foxes, deer, bobcats, bear & elk ...
but NO wolves. "The grey wolf, because of its
smaller size, managed to survive on the Colorado
Plateau longer than the grizzly bear. By the end
of the 1940s, the last of the wolves had disappeared.
Previously, the wolf had ranged throughout the forests
and woodlands of the Southwest. Although the Mexican
wolf, the southern cousin to the gray wolf, is still
surviving in limited numbers in northern Mexico,
there have been no verified Colorado Plateau
sightings of the gray wolf for many years."
Perhaps attitudes will change, especially in
your neck of the woods. Take care, my friend!