Pretty scars: National Geographic films the gas drilling

Pretty scars: National Geographic films the gas drilling. High Country News Blog.

It shows what’s going better than my few still photos.

Comparison of wolf and dog tracks

The earlier photo of all the wolf tracks led to a good discussion about their relative size, and how to photograph them. I’d say Lynne Stone really showed how.

Here’s her recent pic of wolf tracks in central Idaho with 60 pound mixed breed dog standing next to them.

Stone writes:

The photo shows the actual paw of a 60 lb mixed breed dog next to a wolf print. The dog’s paw is just over 3″ long. The wolf print is obviously nearly twice the size.
The wolf was walking along a road made of decomposed granite (“grit”) that’s common in parts of central Idaho — and grit gives an accurate depiction of paw size.
I did not consider the wolf track exceptionally large.

This photo might help folks identify wolf tracks from a dog or coyote. If you see a track and it’s about the size of your hand, it likely might be wolf. Obviously wolf pup prints are smaller and a few domestic dog breeds do have very large feet.

Report: Wyoming bears brunt of energy push

“A new report by conservationists shows that Wyoming, including the Wyoming Range and the Upper Green River Valley, would bear almost half of the new oil and gas wells proposed throughout the country.”

 Story in the Jackson Hole Daily by Corey Hatch

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