He wanders long distances at night, alone. He curls up under wind-stunted trees at the timberline. And from a distance, he can hear the rumble of traffic along Interstate 80. But almost no one has ever seen him.
"He's gone before you even have a clue he's there," said Amanda Shufelberger, a wildlife biologist with Sierra Pacific Industries who has tracked the animal across the Sierra Nevada since 2008. "He does not want to see you."
Three years after the discovery of a wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest north of Truckee, the elusive creature continues to roam the region, defying expectations, delighting many and stirring calls to find him a mate.
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