Who’s Afraid Of Da Big Bad Wolf?!!   67 comments


WhoseafraidaAt the tender age of two a young wolf set out in the pawprints of his equally eager predecessors, to follow the path of true love…searching for new territory and a mate of his own. He left his home pack and his father, the Alpha Male of the pack on September 10th, and began a death defying journey across 1,200km (730miles) of mountains to deserts to US highways. An epic journey that found him zig-zagging from Oregon to the California border pursued and shot at by government hunters and risking death from poachers and ranchers in the name of love

Following his departure a death warrant on this young wolf’s home pack, was issued by State officials for cattle killing…a warrant specifying in particular OR-4 the Alpha Male and father of the intrepid lone wolf known as OR-7, and one younger wolf, his mother and one wolf pup. Two siblings of OR-7 also left the pack the same time as their brother.

A stay of kill order was achieved by three Conservation groups determinedly sued Fish and Wildlife for authorising two wolf kills including the Alpha Male, OR-4, whose GPS collar showed he had been guilty of preying on livestcock.. Their legal challenge is to be settled in the Oregon Court of Appeals. But meanwhile Oregon Wild, Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands were ordered to put up a bond of $5,000 to compensate owners of any wolf-kill confirmed livestock.

Lodge owner Liz Parrish was startled by the sudden appearance of the adventuring wolf when he showed up on the edge of Upper Klamath Lake in south Oregon. “I was stunned – it was such a huge animal. We had a stare-down then he just evaporated into the trees.”

Neighboring cattle rancher Nathan Jackson had a slightly different view on the wolf’s appearance. “We worked hard to exterminate wolves 50 years ago or so. They don’t seem so beautiful and majestic when they are ripping apart calves and colts.”

Innaha Pack Wolf, NE OregonOR-7’s progress has been tracked via a GPS collar and blue ear tags that state biologist s fitted him with in February after tranquillising him from a helicopter in a snow NE canyon. His lonely wanderings and lovelorn search for a mate have led him through many counties where he has become famous with both the media and the public, padding his way into the local news in each county his search for love has led him

“People have taken a shine to him” ~ Russ Morgan, Oregon wolf co-ordinator. Unfortunately this is not true of the government hunters. State protection of wolves may be in place in Oregon, but towards the state’s eastern side there is no longer any federal protection for them.

Silent Tears Of A Wolf

Having won the hearts of the people however, the love hunting young wolf OR-7 has become the subject of a competition by those who have embraced his wolfie ways to give him a more appealing and friendly name. this wily tactic is designed to win hearts and minds and turn him into a wolf of such high-standing fame that no-one would dare to shoot him. One entry came from as far away as Finland. Chosen by one of the young wolf’s supporters, a little girl from his home territory of Wallowa County, the catchy title of Whoseafraida (of the big bad wolf) is currently hot favourite and trending in his home territory.

67 responses to “Who’s Afraid Of Da Big Bad Wolf?!!

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  1. Enjoyed this post Wolfie

  2. Hello Timid one, Great post as ever. Have yourself a merry x/mas Timid one.

    • Thanks Kenny! Hope you have an awesome christmas, and that you are not, as reports down here would have it, buried in tonnes of snow 😉 Be sure to snuggle buggle up cosy and warm in this current icy snap…and to assist you in achieving this end…Warming Wolfie hugs from Timid one!

  3. This is a wonderful post Wolfie highlighting again the problems the Wild wolves face as they just try to exist in their territory that mankind trespassed upon.. I am at least pleased that some are on the Wolfs side.. Many thanks for this great post in bringing awareness to their plights..

    Hugs to you this Friday evening.. xx

    • Howlingly good to see you in the Icy Realm Dreamwalker 😉 Always pleasing to know that for all the bad apples amongst mankind there are also many good ones! And if the young amongst mankind learn to love the wolves and develop a desire to protect them there is indeed hope yet for Wolf-kind! Wolfie hugs for you as we pad into the icy weekend realms x

      • Hi my Wolfie Friend… just sending you a Dreamy Hug to add to your Hoooowwwls that end this year of 2011,, a year I will be pleased to say goodbye too.. Wishing you All the very best for the Season of GoodWill.. let us hope Wolfie and 2012 will help bring out that caring for each other, and to our four-legged friends.. Happy Christmas to you. xx

      • That was a lovely dreamy hug thank you! 2011 is a year I also will be very pleased to say goodbye to although I guess we learn and grow through the challenges it has presented. Hope 2012 is slightly more user-friendly tho! Have a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year howl with me!! 😉 x

  4. Merhaba benim güzel arkadaşım Buz 🙂
    sizin için güzel bir gece diliyorum
    ve mutlu bir hafta sonu dileklerimle..
    kendine çok iyi bak ..
    çok kucak dolusu sevgiler
    gönderiyorum size..

    • İyi akşamlar benim özel arkadaşı Seçil 🙂
      Güzel gül, ben size teşekkür…
      Seviyorum güzel gül
      Umarım Türkiye’de buz gibi soğuk değil,
      birleşik Krallık’ta dondurulmuş gibi!
      Ben kurt kucaklama göndermek
      ve ben harika bir hafta sonu dileriz 🙂

  5. I like the name chosen, ‘Whoesafraida’, and it is certainly a very good choice and I hope
    that he is not shot by those cruel hunters. This posting gives one a chance to understand
    how wolves are being slaughtered, the terrible injustice againt these wolves needs to be
    stopped once and for all, as anything else is just too cruel, pessimistic and totally wrong…

    This is a great posting Icywolfy of the Icy Realm and thank you for adding it 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

    • You timed that one very well Mr Andro of the Darkest Gothic Realm! Snuck up on Icewolfie that one did lol 😉 Thank you for your wicked flyby the Icy Realm…there’s a large glass of the Red on the side of the blog page…you will likely need it to sustain yourself in this icy snap we are being afflicted with! I too like the name “Whoseafraida”…pretty cool name that sticks in the head 🙂 He has travelled a long way…hopefully there is every chance he is smart enough to outwit those who wish to hunt him down and murder him…”Go Whoseafraida!!”

      • Yes let us hope that he remains safe always Icywolfy 🙂
        Hey I am just dropping off a little something for you, and
        I hope that you like him / her too 🙂 😉

        Have a lovely Christmas Icywolfy of the Icy and Naughty Realm 🙂 😉

        Androgoth XXx

      • Awww!!! Thank you Androgoth 🙂 He/She is lovely! A beautiful and thoughtful gift thankyou 🙂
        And a wickedly great and fantastic Christmas to you too Mr Nawtiest Goth in the Gothic Realm!!

  6. hi icey hate anything being hunted hope you have a lovely xmas xxjen

  7. It’s the epic struggle between two predators being played out today.
    It reminds me – a little – of a song by McDemott’s Two Hours called Fox on the Run http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPv8qFpuBks
    It’s not a great recording – but they were a great live band in their time.

  8. Very interesting. GPS tracking of wolves – I had no idea that was done. I am not sure about the name though – something softer and more noble is needed I think. Anyway, good luck to the wolf! And, a curse upon the hunters: may their ankles twist and their vision be blurred.

  9. Oh this is such a great post Wolfie, I have added the videos to my Closer Looks on You Tube. I was brought to tears with the pup caught in a trap, I tell you I get so angry when I hear these things whether on various media or through something a friend emails me or on your blogs. 😉
    I have thought it would be good if we here in Utah could give them refuge with our over populations of elk, deer, antelope, raccoon, beaver, coyote, etc that they always allow hunting permits for rather than use our land the way nature intended.
    ( This is an excerpt from our BLM site: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en.html “The BLM manages nearly 22.9 million acres of public lands in Utah, representing about 42 percent of the state. Located mostly in western and southeastern Utah, these lands are varied, ranging from rolling uplands to sprawling desert lowlands. Utah’s public lands feature some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from the snow-capped peaks of remote mountain ranges to colorful red-rock canyons.”)
    Instead they are leasing to coal mining exploration, drilling for gas and oil, Sheep and Cattle Ranchers, California Landfill, applications are also being considered for for Nuclear Waste Disposal from US and other Nations!
    Why not save our Wildlife? We can adapt to other ways, but I fear for the wolves…and many others :*(
    As you can see my dear Icewolfie this has been one of my passionate causes. Thank you for putting this out here in blogosphere 😀
    Love the OR-7 story…inspiring.
    Love and a big big warm feathery to you ;):D

    • Great to know you enjoyed the vid’s 🙂 It cost me far too much bandwidth on my connection to find those and I am now severely restricted for internet access till NY Day now, so your enjoyment makes it worthwhile thank you 🙂 The wolf-pup in the trap was heartbreaking, brings home the cruelty inflicted on wolves very effectively. It is very sad that Utah can’t find it in itself to help the wolves but there will always be hope for them with beautiful people such as yourself on the cause. Thank you for this comment my great friend 🙂 x

      • Stopping by to say hope you had a Howly Jowly Christmas my fine furry friend…
        May all your days be merry and bright…and let the New Year bring your dreams to fruition.
        Warm feathery,
        Raven xx
        ps. I love Sade…nice video 😀

      • Howly Jowly! 😉 lol…love it!! Wolfie hugs 🙂

  10. Hej Wolfie..
    Vad jag är glad att se dig jag trodde du hade försvunnit
    Well hoppas ni får lite mera jul snart bara några dagar kvar..Kram och puss till dig Wolfie… Nicki

  11. Hej Wolfie..
    Jag får inte heller uppdateringar från alla fungerar lite som det vill tydligen..
    Vad bra att du inte glömt bort mig tack så mycket Wolfie..
    Kram Nicki

  12. Aw, now that is quite a name. Just what is seen through those eyes I wonder… a life normal to them yet harsher in the magnifcent animal kingdom then we know. Don’t care for brutality either way, what to do seems could be some solution, there are some restictions so I’m told. Some(cousins, others) to the east of us where these larger creatures dwell plentiful, do have some problems with protecting their livestock from harm. Another thing one must be cautious with nature; a hot button issue between enviros, hunters and rancheros without a doubt. Have your self a merry little Christmas with lots of peace, love and joy to the world<3

    • It is a pretty cool name isn’t it… 😉 Almost as good as “Wolfie!”
      I understand there can be problems protecting livestock, but I also understand there are many options in place for those that need to, that do not involve cruelty to wolves to control the situation. The main problem being that those concerned do not choose to employ such techniques, preferring instead to hunt and kill!
      Have a wonderful christmas too my lovely friend 🙂

  13. Icywolfy it is you that has the naughtiest of minds as we all know already 🙂 lol
    What you need is… there you go again always anticipating and getting it wrong,
    what I was going to say was… What you need is unlimited broadband so that
    your laptop will always be online, now how about that for a wicked idea? 🙂 😉
    And not a sign of wickedness or naughtiness anywhere near it Well as you
    know I have the purest of thoughts and I am always good, YES ALWAYS 🙂 lol

    Hey if I don’t see you on here again this side of Christmas…
    You have a wonderful time, not too naughty or wicked, or
    your usual lol And have a very good start to a Fangtastic
    and Superlicious New Year in 2012 🙂 😉

    Androgoth XXx

    • Don’t worry lol I will be back! Will just have to keep it short and sweet (you know how good Icewolfie is at being sweet…and innocent and good…lol). Unlimited bb would be great but it’s not available on a mobile bb connection. Wifi would help but there’s no BTOpenzone hotspots in my house!! I have an O2 mobile bb connection now too but it’s only got 1GB on PAYG on it and it was only intended for software and security updates really. But if the worst comes to the worst… 🙂

      As to gnawti minds…lol…you have the gnawtiest most wicked mind of anyone I have ever met! lol 😉 so no point in trying to give that title away to Icewolfie who is pure and innocent an Icewolf as you could ever hope to meet this side of Europa! Don’t ask me about the other side tho…far too naughty and wicked over there to even mention! lol 😉 However no doubt even greater wickedness and mindblowing nawtiness awaits me on your earlier post which I will be back to investigate very soon 🙂 A fantastically gothic Christmas and New Year 2012 to you too my Great Friend of the Gothic Realm 🙂

      • Icywolfy, we ALL know that it is YOU that is the Gnawtiest so there 🙂 😉 lol
        Have a really lovelyu Christmas and a very wicked start to the New Year 🙂
        Well as you always have Gnawty times, that will just be normal for you 🙂

        Be Good, But Never
        Tooooooo Good Okay? 🙂 😉

        Androgoth XXx

      • What a remarkably cheeky Christmas thought! Icewolfie is never anything but pure and good and very very innocent and wearing of the shiney halo! A point of which you are, fully and completely aware of 😉 In fact Icewolfie does not know the meaning of gnawty!! You and Jen on the other hand…lol…none the less amongst all that wickedness and gnawtiness both of you have an awesome Christmas full of Gothic Delights… 😉 Yes…we all know how your mind is working!! 😉

  14. Have a nice christmas week…Hugs Nicki

    God Jul / Merry Christmas

    • Hej min underbara vän Nicki:)
      Och försenad födelsedagspresent önskar Snow White!
      Tack för bra video…
      härlig gåva:)

      Julen är runt högra hörnet
      och staden är väldigt upptagen när jag gå och handla nu!
      Farligt för en Is varg från Europa!
      Jag önskar er en underbar jul också
      Kärlek och kramar från Wolfie:)

  15. Merhaba benim sevgili arkadaşım Buz 🙂
    güzel dostluk adına teşekkür ederim..
    size mutlu ve güzel bir gece diliyorum..
    her şey gönlünüzce olsun..
    çok kucak dolusu sevgiler gönderiyorum..

    • Ben iyi teşekkür ediyorum benim tatlı arkadaşım, Seçil
      Ve ben sizin için aynı umut 🙂
      Noel artık çok yakın.
      dükkanlara ve şehir çok meşgul!
      Harika video için teşekkür ederiz:)
      güzel hediye benim güzel arkadaşım …
      Buz aşk ve sarılarak:)

  16. Christmas greetings and all good wishes for your health and happiness in the coming year!

  17. And a very wicked and wonderful Christmas to you too our Icywolfy of the Icy Realm 🙂
    I am sure that yours will be much more naughtier than mine, as you ARE naughtier, I mean
    everyone knows that already 🙂 😉 lol Oh yes and watch out when you kiss all those wicked
    Santa types too, one of them might be an Elf in disguise 🙂 lol Now you will be wanting an
    Elf in your stocking come Christmas morning 🙂 lol How naughty you are Icywolfy 🙂 😉 lol

    Androgoth XXx

  18. How is it possible that ppl kill animals at the first place.
    And certainly animals that are out of their territory cause off…
    are there no other ways to keep them in their areas??? First of all why are more animals comingto the villages??? They need food.thats a fact.
    should we not stand up and do something abt that?
    things always have a reason
    I wish u wonderful X mas days Wolfie
    beautiful foro btw…

    • There are other ways in place to keep them off ranchers property, but the ranchers prefer the quick and easy shoot to kill approach unfortunately for the wolves. Yes we should stand up and do something about it! And changing the ranchers mindsets would be a good start!
      Wish you a great Christmas Day and a lovely holiday 🙂 Christmas Wolfie hugs 🙂

  19. Bittersweet post Wolfie, I do hope the Wolf has luck on his side, It’s an age old dilemma, and you try and see it from both sides, but I think my sympathies are always on the side of the hunted. Sorry to have neglect4ed to you for so long, Hugs from Tango & Ruby

    • It’s not necessary to kill the wolves to protect the livestock. There are non-lethal and far more humane ways to achieve the same end if those concerned could overcome their bloodlust.
      Don’t worry…I understand that many people will be caught up with family and friends and be busy preparing for Christmas, therefore online life will be temporarily limited. But it’s great to see you and hurry back after Christmas! I miss you! Hugs for you, Tango and Ruby and have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

  20. Excellent article Wolfie!

    A very ‘Merry Christmas’ to you and a very ‘Happy New Year’,
    Love, Peace, Health, Happiness and God’s Blessings,
    wishing you,

  21. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..
    Hugs Nicki with Family..

  22. Dropping in this Christmas Eve to wish you a Wonderful Christmas Wolfie, and Many thanks for all your comments to my posts, I Hope Christmas is a very Happy Holiday xx Sue x

    • And for your great comments on mine also Sue 🙂 Always a pleasure to read thank you…x I know I’ve missed some of your recent posts but I will catch up over the holiday. My monthly broadband allowance is very low so I have to be very sparing with my online time till Jan 1st, and on the mobile till 26/12. Hope you have a relaxing and peaceful holiday and this break we are having finds you refreshed and happy 🙂 x

  23. A great blog Wolfie, I am sure he will outwit his human pursuers!

    Happy Christmas to you and yours

    Love Suki x

    • Welcoming Wolfie hugs Suki 🙂 It is my greatest pleasure to see you here on Europa! Also on the PICTUREsque FLIKRing world of IO’s Firewolf!!
      If “Whoseafraida” is anything like “Timid one”/Wolfie lol nobody will get anywhere near enough to be within shooting distance!! lol 😉 Hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas and the Wildwood is alive with festive cheer! Tail wagging Christmas Wolfie hugs my lovely friend xx Wolfie 🙂

  24. Wishing all my friends here on WordPress, and also all those anon’ visitors who pad through via the search engines and make my stat’s look great! lol…a totally awesome and amazing Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2012 🙂 May our friendships both newly created on WordPress and existing long standing ones born in WLS days grow and evolve and become ever stronger throughout the coming year. Thank you to all my awesome friends for your great and much valued friendships, each unique and special, and for all your visits and comments since we have been together on WordPress 🙂 Christmas and New Year Wolfie hugs for you all from the Wolfie world of Europa! x 🙂

  25. Günaydın benim çok değerli Buz arkadaşım..
    şiirimi beğendinize çok sevindim..
    güzel sözleriniz için çok teşekkür ederim..

    “Yalınayak düşlerin, cam kırığı öpüşlerin ve yapışkan alışkanlıkların ortasında izliyorum olanları…
    Mavi gecenin samanyolu kesişmelerinde başlıyor aşk..”

    Evet bu yazı bende çok beğendim..
    teşekkür ederim iyiyim..
    size sağlıklı ve güzel bir hafta diliyorum
    çok kucak dolusu sevgiler gönderiyorum
    tekrar görüşmek umuduyla..Buz arkadaşım

    • Bu mükemmel bir yazı!
      yazmak için çok gururluyuz bu yazi
      büyük arkadaşımın Seçil 🙂
      Yazi okumak istiyorum
      ama benim hesap ihmal
      ve sık oraya gitmek için zaman alamadım…
      kötü buz!! 😉
      Aşk ve buz sarılmak
      ve sana güzel bir gün olduğunu umuyorum
      benim değerli arkadaşım Seçil 🙂

  26. Wünsche dir einen guten Tag und deinen lieben wolf hab noch einene schöne Woche in liebe Gislinde.

    • Schön zu sehen, du süße Freundin Gislinde
      und danke für die gemeinsame Nutzung Ihrer schönen Blog-Beiträge 🙂
      Sehr fleißig bei der Arbeit jetzt bis Silvester, aber alles ist gut und ich hoffe, auch für Sie;)

      Bald Silvester werden! Machen Sie einen schönen Tag morgen
      und eine sehr gute Silvester;) Seien Sie gut!

  27. Hej Wolfie..
    Glad att se dig..Hoppas att din jul var bra.,.Ha en lugn vecka nu bäst du vilar upp dig före nyår..Kram Kram Nicki

    • Hej Nicki 🙂
      Julen var mycket bra tack … och var din?
      Jag försöker att vila upp för nyår! Men jag jobbar nu,
      avsluta Nyårsafton eftermiddagen
      Inte mycket tid för vila…
      Och en varg måste gå på jakt efter middag!
      Kram Wolfie 🙂

  28. Merhaba benim sevgili ve güzel Buz arkadaşım 🙂
    güzel yorumlarınız için çok teşekkür ederim
    yenı yılınız kutlu olsun 🙂
    size sağlık huzur sevgi ve barış diliyorum..
    kendinize çok iyi bakın..
    çok kucak dolusu sevgiler gönderiyorum
    güzel yarınlar sizin olsun 🙂

    • İyi günler benim güzel ve özel arkadaşım Seçil
      Büyük tekrar görmek için:)
      Ayrıca En iyi dileklerimle
      için çok mutlu yeni yil 🙂
      Yeni başlangıçlar!
      Senin için umut sizin
      iyi sağlık ve sevgi ve memnuniyet
      Ben her gün sizin için güzel bir umut!

  29. (¯`v´¯)¤
    ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (`’·.New 2012!¸.·’´)
    (¸.·(¸.·´ .·´¸¸.·´*´¨) Nicki With Family

  30. Merhaba benim değerli ve özle arkadaşım Buz..
    sizi tekrar gördüğüm için mutlu oldum..
    güzel yazılarınız için çok teşekkür ederim
    mutluluk sevgi ve huzur dolu
    mutlu yıllar diliyorum..
    çok kucak dolusu sevgilerle..
    kendine çok iyi bak…Buz arkadaşım

  31. Greetings from Europa 🙂 Wishing everybody a wonderful and happy New Year 2012! May all your dreams, hopes and aspirations come true 🙂
    The strength of the wolf is the pack….and the strength of the pack is the wolf…May wolf walk ever beside you and give you rest in his shadow as we stand at the dawn of New Year 2012… Europa’s Icewolf…Alpha Female of the Europa Pack 🙂

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