Hello! I'm Bryanna, I post mostly Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Star Trek, Lost and occasionally Hetalia, along with a lot of other random stuff that I find amusing. And I am obsessed with the Great Gatsby. Enjoy!
For the first time since 1947, a wolf confirmed on Mount Hood
That detail comes from a just-released report by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, which includes a single line about the tracks of a lone wolf found in the “White River Unit” back in December.
The White River Unit is located south of Hood River, in the eastern foothills of Mount Hood. Russ Morgan, who runs Oregon’s wolf program, confirms that wolf tracks were found in the snow in December, though he notes the wolf may have simply been passing through.
Still, this is an exciting moment for wolf appreciators, including Rob Klavins of Oregon Wild. Back in January, WW talked to Klavins about the possibility of wolves coming back to the 503 area code—important because the apex predators, once aggressively hunted in Oregon, benefit the entire ecosystem.
Our final question to Klavins at the time: “In another decade could we go out to Timberline and hear the howl of a wolf?”
"There’s a good chance," he said. "One thing they do regularly is surprise us. [In 1998, a] wolf swam down the Snake River, shook itself dry and came over to Oregon, and three years later we had one on the west side of the state. The trick is that there is a gap in good wolf habitat between where they currently live in Oregon and the Cascades. So it’s going to take a few brave, wandering wolves from elsewhere to cross and then find each other."
Well, surprise: One brave, wandering wolf had already proven him right.
"Wolf recovery is really a story of redemption," Klavins says. “This is history. This is only the second wolf in the Cascades since the last bounty was collected in 1947.”
NO LET ME TELL YOU A STORY So a few weeks ago I was in a hotel in Savannah with my grampa in the hospital next door, Mom was over staying with him, and the battery in the smoke detector went out so every 5 minutes it would let off this loud, high pitched ‘CHIRP’.
It was annoying as fuck, so I called the front desk to see if they had a battery for it, and they said the only thing they could do was change rooms. We’d already settled in for the night, and needed the next door rooms for my uncles the next day, so I said I’d deal. My uncles had my car in the next town over, so I couldn’t drive and get one myself.
An hour later, I’m ordering pizza and have gone insane because the damn thing CHIRPS. SO. MUCH.
So I begged the pizza guy on the phone to stop and get me a battery, told him I’d pay for the battery, and give him an extra tip for it, and he was chill with it. This adorable fucker gets to my room with the battery, opens it, asks to see the smoke detector, CLIMBS ON THE BED, CHANGES THE BATTERY FOR ME, and tests it.
My pizza was only 20 dollars, but I gave him 40 and told him to keep the change.