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Yellowstone's wolves: White Female from Wapiti Lake Pack



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Photographer: Curt Howell  (Curt's web site)
Species: Wolf
Date taken: 01-20-2018
Date posted: 07-07-2018
Caption: White Alpha Leads her pack into battle
Notes: A fresh layer of snow created the perfect setting. The WLP was hunting two bull elk on this morning. I believe the collared grey is 1091F, her oldest daughter, who sadly was trampled presumably by a bison two days later. On this day the elk were successful in their defense and who knows if they had been successful they would likely not have been hunting bison two days later. But that is not how it turned out. Overall we spent about 2.5 hours watching this pack work the two bulls who were on the opposite shore of the Madison River. The bulls held their ground and would not run and finally the pack gave up. The most we ever saw at one time was 10 but saw 13 different pack members. In a word Awesome!