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High Lonesome Ranch wolf evidence found to be inconclusive

[large thumbnail url=”high-lonesome-ranch-wolf-evidence-found-to-be-inconclusive” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”high-lonesome-ranch-wolf-evidence-found-to-be-inconclusive” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”01″] Test results confirmed some of the scat found on High Lonesome Ranch belonged to coyotes, however other samples were too decomposed to successfully identify the source.

From the Grand Junction Daily Sentinal Web site:

Samples of what researchers thought was wolf scat near De Beque were too decomposed to prove their origin, according to a lab report issued this week.

The Robert Wayne Lab at UCLA conducted DNA tests of what the researchers picked up on the High Lonesome Ranch north of De Beque.

Although the tests were not able to determine the origin of most of the scat samples, some were proven to come from coyotes.

According to a news release issued Wednesday, High Lonesome Ranch Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul R. Vahldiek Jr., who initiated the original ecological assessment of this property, says researchers will continue to investigate a die-off of aspen groves on his land…

Read the entire article on gjsentinal.com: Wolf signs at ranch vague, tests show

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