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  • Trail camera gets new photos of OR-7's wolf pups

  • New photos of wolf OR-7's pups show that he and his mate have at least three offspring roaming the woods of eastern Jackson County — and maybe more.
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  • New photos of wolf OR-7's pups show that he and his mate have at least three offspring roaming the woods of eastern Jackson County — and maybe more.
    Photos snapped by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service trail camera reveal at least two gray pups seen along the same logging road where the camera this spring captured images of OR-7 and his dark-colored mate. (Correction: The federal agency the camera belonged to has been corrected in this story.)
    Earlier photos from just outside their den showed at least one dark-colored pup, says John Stephenson, a Fish And Wildlife Service biologist in Bend who is tracking Western Oregon's only known wolf pack.
    "So we're up to three pups, but it could be more," Stephenson says.
    Information from OR-7's GPS-transmitting collar show the family has moved from its spring den and are using "rendezvous sites" about three or four miles from the original den, Stephenson says.
    Rendezvous sites are where adults meet up with the pups after a going off on hunting excursions, he says.
    The photos were taken July 12 and were retrieved from the camera July 17, Stephenson says.
    See them at https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwspacific/sets/72157644599128080/.
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