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Wolf Struck, Killed In GTNP

October 10, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County No Comments
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Grand Teton National Park has revealed that a motorist along Highway 89 hit and killed a gray wolf about 2 miles south of Moose early Tuesday morning.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the animal was part of a group believed to be from the Pinnacle Peak Pack that was crossing the road about 7:00 am when the accident occurred. She says the others safely cleared the highway without incident.  No charges are being brought against the driver, as the collision was deemed unavoidable.  Skaggs says state and federal officials are being notified so that the wolf will be counted among those that are no longer in the population.  Altogether, Skaggs says there are approximately 60 wolves in five to six packs that utilize Grand Teton National Park as at least part of their ranges.  Skaggs says the wolves are likely following migrating elk, moose or mule deer which are very mobile this time of year.  Skaggs reminds drivers that now that the days are shorter and the periods between dusk and dawn are longer, motorist need to reduce their speeds and be more vigilant for that movement of wildlife.

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