A recent post on the Ravalli Republic’s website revealed what kind of predators are drawn to a road-kill deer leg that was tied up in a tree. Andrea Shortsleeve, a Bitterroot National Forest wildlife biologist, has attempted to understand the habits of predators, with the focus of this study being on the habits of the elusive wolverine, for the past two years, and she put 60 bait sites in the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains out with a trail cams capturing some interesting sights. It turns out that a variety of animals, including golden eagles, bobcats, foxes and even the elusive wolverine, could not resist checking out the bait sites. (Click here to read the full article in the Ravalli Republic)
These photos are yet another reminder to all that we do share our national forests with an abundance of wildlife–even if you don’t see them, they are there!
Here are a few of the trail cam pictures from last winter: