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Wolverine spotted along Columbia River


March 29, 2023

Courtesy of Cascadia Wild

A wolverine is visible along the Oregon bank of the Columbia River on March 20, the first such sighting in more than 30 years. Anglers on the river spotted the animal and shot the photo.

Two people fishing on the Columbia River near Portland Monday morning, March 20, spotted and captured on film one of the rarest of Oregon sights.

A wolverine.

This marked the first confirmed report of the animal, listed in the state as threatened, outside of the Wallowa mountains in more than 30 years. It's more numerous in Canada and Alaska, with smaller populations in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Oregon, which lies at the southern edge of North America's current wolverine range.

The unidentified anglers' photos were subsequently shared with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wi...

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