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New pair of wolves spotted in Northern California

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Posted at 7:39 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 22:39:46-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California wildlife official says a male wolf collared by Oregon wildlife officials last year has been spotted in Northern California with another wolf, likely a female with whom he will probably start a new pack.

Kent Laudon, California Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf specialist, said Tuesday OR-85 was spotted in December along with a companion by a game camera in Siskiyou County.

He says biologists will collect samples of the uncollared wolf's fur, feces and urine to determine its original pack.

OR-85, a black-furred wolf, is from Oregon's Mt. Emily Pack and was collared there last February. He entered California on Nov. 3.