Calif. to expand hunt for rare wolverines after one is seen

Eric Loft, chief of the California Department of Fish and Game's wildlife branch, said the recent discovery of a wolverine north of Truckee has prompted his agency to begin looking elsewhere for more.

Fifteen years ago, the department searched from Mount Whitney to Lassen Peak for wolverines using remote control, motion-sensing cameras — but came up empty. More recently, it abandoned survey plans because of the uncertainty of finding an animal.

But since a graduate student's camera captured an image of a lone male in the Tahoe National Forest in late February, supposed sightings of other wolverines have been reported to the department, Loft said. "Our plan is to take another closer look to see if we can find this elusive creature elsewhere," Loft said.

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