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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Wolverines 1, Inbreds 0

The endangered wolverine has won this particular battle, if not the war.  Montana is the only state besides Alaska that allows trapping of wolverines.  The trapping season was scheduled to start this weekend, but yesterday District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock issued a restraining order which had been sought by conservation groups.

The issue will be discussed at a hearing in January, and the trapping season goes until mid-February, so we’ll see…

Climate change is a threat to the wolverine’s long-term survival prospects, since wolverines live mostly in snow-covered areas at high elevations.  And in the short term, there are only about 250 to 300 wolverines remaining in the Lower 48.  Let the mouth-breathers trap something else — preferably each other.

One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit had said:

“We think there are enough other threats that wolverines are facing, with climate change and habitat loss, that trapping is not another one that needs to be piled on top of them.”

Fortunately Judge Sherlock agreed.

A member of the Montana Trappers Association disagreed with the ruling:

“If somebody can trap a wolverine and sell a wolverine pelt for $500, and they can make a house payment with that money or pay groceries with that money, that comes down to subsistence.”

Get a job Cletus.

Wolverines are small, but no other animal — not even a grizzly bear — will tangle with one.  The only thing they have to fear is an inbred with a steel trap.

I saw a stuffed wolverine at a museum a long time ago.  Even stuffed and displayed behind the glass, it looked fierce.  Axel, the wolverine from the Fusco Brothers, is presumably not an accurate portrayal.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Lets make it an even fight. Let the trappers catch them bare handed...the same way the wolverine defends itself. Come on, Cletus, show some balls!

December 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

I can't resist...did the judge make a good decision? No shit, Sherlock!

December 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll post this before Randal Graves does:

Those hunters better not hope the Wolverines use their Adamantium Claws on them.


Erik

December 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Cletus' brother, Caleb, is the leader of the bear hunters down here in Baja Georgia. After all, there are about 250 of them left too so who's to miss a few here and there?

December 2, 2012 at 5:57 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Darn and I was hoping for some wolverine slippers for Christmas.

December 3, 2012 at 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@Demeur, it's not too late to order them. I got the website and everything for you. Yes, you are so very welcome.

http://www.mden.com/shopping/product.cgi?6056+2012

Now why can we just not leave the damn animals in peace to do what they will is my question. They deserve to live, just like us idiots of the animal kingdom.

December 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: They could put it on Pay Per View. It'll never happen though.

Jim: LOL.

Erik: LOL, it would serve the trappers right.

Mr. C: 250 bears, and each one has a skin that would be worth a few hundred dollars -- think how the economy would be stimulated if Cletus and Caleb can kill every last one of them.

Demeur: Wolverine slippers to go with my Trumpeter Swan boots.

Jess: Cool, I'm gettin' me some of those wolverine slippers.

"Leave the damn animals in peace" -- my sentiments exactly. It's too bad so few people think that way.

December 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM  

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