A year later, wolverine spotted again in Sierra

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A year after becoming the first documented
member of its species spotted in the Sierra Nevada since the 1920s,
a wolverine has been caught on research cameras again - only 15
miles away.
Pictures showing the wolverine in apparent good health have
revived talk that the predator known for its ferocity could be
reintroduced in California.
California Department of Fish and Game scientists say the
wolverine has been sighted in recent weeks on private timber land
north of Truckee, Calif., in the northern part of the mountain
The wolverine's discovery on nearby national forest land a year
ago surprised scientists, who feared the elusive animal was driven
out of the Sierra long ago by human activity.
Scientists confirmed it was the same animal through DNA from
hair samples collected at camera stations used for wildlife surveys
on Sierra Pacific Industries land.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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