While on vacation recently we spotted some movement out in a pasture
along a county road south of Seligman. I pulled over to the side of the
road and grabbed the binoculars. I took a quick look at what was moving
and thought it was a coyote at first, then decided it was way too big
be a coyote. I grabbed the camera and got out of the truck and I only
time to get 1 picture of the critter. It was almost a 1/4 mile away by
the time I took this picture. The picture is good enough to see the
face and tell that it is not a coyote. The first picture is the
original picture taken at max zoom of the camera. The second picture is
the cropped version making it easier to see the facial details.
We did not know that there were wolves
near Seligman until the next day when we saw on the news that Fish
& Game and the ranchers were going to have a meeting to decide
how to handle the situation if the wolves cross the Interstate and move
to the north.