On Day two, we had the carcass in Lamar Valley that had a lot of action The carcass was in a low spot so I couldn't see it, but was told there was a wolf on it. I could see two coyotes lurking around and a bunch of ravens. But then something happened. That grizzly started coming in as I previously discussed. The wolf sensed that and was not happy. It started to run down Lamar Valley away from us and the incoming grizzly. We to choose between the wolf and grizzly. After watching the grizzly for a bit, we decided to drive down the road to see if we could follow the wolf.
|Wolf realizing a grizzly was coming in.|
|Wolf on the move|
|No rush! I'm pretty tired.|
|How's this pose?|
|Be sure to check out my dark spot scent marker on my tail and notice my long legs.|
The tour was now over and I had a day and a half left at Yellowstone. On the full day, I tried to "see everything else" at Yellowstone and tried to do it as quickly as possible so that I could drive those same roads as we did on the tour. It wasn't as much fun since it was just my eyes on the road and I had to worry about parking my car. I didn't have access to binoculars or spotting scopes. I had made it back to Lamar on the day I was flying out. I arrived to another distant carcass being visited by some bears and a lone wolf. It also was that point of the vacation of when you know it's pretty much over and really really don't want to leave. You just want to absorb as much as you can so won't forget anything. The view on this wolf wasn't great at the time, but I got a bonus when I went home and looked at the photos. I realize now that this wolf was carrying probably a leg in its mouth as it ran off. I suspect that the wolf had been on the distant carcass , grabbed the leg (too many other visitors), and was now on the move.