By Jim Stanford on February 18, 2012
This black wolf has been drawing a crowd of admirers at the north end of East Gros Ventre Butte, opposite the National Elk Refuge.
A line of photographers and spectators with long lenses and spotting scopes has filled the pullout along Highway 89 in recent days. The wolf has been hunting deer and allegedly feeding on roadkill just north of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
The museum posted photos of the wolf atop the ridge yesterday, and there are other impressive images going around. Brent McWhirter has a gallery of the wolf in a standoff with a mule deer and a coyote joining the fray. Taylor Phillips, wildlife guide and impresario of EcoTour Adventures, shot this frame, in a series where the wolf is feeding on a carcass and chasing off a raven.
All we need is to drop Liam Neeson out there, hands and legs bound, and let the wolf exact revenge for The Grey.