By Melissa Wynn

It would seem that the wild and wonderful Gray Wolf OR7 likes to hole up in our neighborhood as much as we do in late winter. February 7th-12th found our four-legged friend kicking around Central and Western Plumas County. On Valentines Day the curious canine caroused Eastern Tehema County, he continued exploring there through February 22nd. Any wolf that enters California is protected as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act. OR7 entered our own Northern California back yard after traveling from northeast Oregon in December of 2011. His wandering vagabond behavior, called dispersal, is not atypical of a wolf his age. We are honored to host the rambling rogue, welcome OR7!

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