[CT Birds] Ct mountain lion

David Provencher davidprovencher at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 26 22:52:55 EDT 2011

Interesting. There is a population of Gray Wolf that exists around the Great
Lakes that is now considered by some authorities to be a distinct species,
"Great Lakes Wolf." Of course this has enormous significance for
political/ESA reasons in both the US and Canada so I suspect the acceptance
of this genetically evident split will likely be opposed for
political/economic reasons. Paul if the canid that you mention was of that
Great Lakes population then it travelled pretty darn far, but not as far as
the felid killed in CT. Just imagine how dramatically the faunal landscape
might rearrange if Homo sapiens suddenly disappeared!


Dave Provencher

Naturally New England
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Ct mountain lion

Slightly off topic but along the same line a few years back a Gray Wolf was
killed in western Massachusetts about 10
miles north of the state line. An examination determined it was a pure wolf
and not a hybrid.
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