Wolverine!

Wolverine - Glacier National Park - September 9, 2012

Wolverine near Grinnell Glacier, September 9, 2012, Glacier National Park, Montana – National Park Service photo by Erik Peterson (Some rights reserved)

I had no idea that there were wolverines in the lower 48 states of the US.  That would have been interesting to see – from a safe distance – when we were in Glacier last summer.

The wolverine is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae (weasels). It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. The wolverine, a solitary animal, has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself. (Wikipedia)

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  • Cheerful Monk Jan 20, 2015

    I agree. I wouldn’t want to get too close to one!
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    • Mike Jan 20, 2015

      Seeing 6 black bears in Glacier National Park was a real treat, as was the 6 grizzlies and 2 wolfs in Yellowstone. If we had seen one of these, I don’t think I would have known what it was right away. 😉
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  • Rummuser Jan 21, 2015

    First time I am seeing a photograph of one! Thanks.
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    • Mike Jan 21, 2015

      I don’t know that I had ever seen a picture of one, either. On our 2014 trip, we were actually within a couple of miles or so of where this photo was taken.
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