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Elusive wolverine makes another appearance in the Sierra Nevadas




'Buddy' the wolverine climbs some trees.
'Buddy' the wolverine climbs some trees.
Courtesy California Department of Fish and Wildlife
'Buddy' the wolverine climbs some trees.
'Buddy' the wolverine captured scurrying in the snow.
Courtesy California Department of Fish and Wildlife


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A lone wolverine was captured on video early last month, scaling some trees, scampering in the snow and chewing on some bait in the Sierra Nevadas. It's believed that this may be the same critter that was spotted  in 2008, and the first wolverine seen in the area since the 1920s.

They call him Buddy, and his movements have been carefully tracked since he made his big appearance eight years ago. 

Buddy Video 2

For more on the sighting and its importance we turn to Christ Stermer, a wildlife biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Buddy Video 1

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