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Wolf pack spotted along Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Gray wolves can range in color from white to black. (File)
Gray wolves can range in color from white to black. (File)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The wonderful Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes rail trail between Plummer and Mullan has always been a wild experience, offering visitors the chance to see birds, coyotes, bears, deer, moose and other critters on a fairly regular basis.

But a friend called with a notable sighting at 4 p.m. today.

"Five black wolves," he said over a mobile phone from his boat about three miles south of Harrison.

"We're right off the east shore and the wolves were right above the trail. They went uphill within a couple hundred yards of a cabin on a hill before they melted away into the vegetation and trees.

"It was unbelievable," he said.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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