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Wed., May 15, 2013, 12:02 p.m.

Surprising predator gets some blame for killing Yellowstone Park elk calves


 Yellowstone Park employees dump the remains of lake trout they caught into Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The crews put gill nets in the lake to catch the trout in an attempt to eradicate the species from the lake. 
 (Associated Press photos / The Spokesman-Review)
Yellowstone Park employees dump the remains of lake trout they caught into Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The crews put gill nets in the lake to catch the trout in an attempt to eradicate the species from the lake. (Associated Press photos / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE -- Which predator gets the blame for poor survival of elk calves in Yellowstone National Park?

A. Gray wolf.

B. Grizzly bear.

C. Lake trout.

Answer:  All of the above.

Check out the Billings Gazette story on the latest suprising research -- which shouldn't be all that surprising to wildlife enthusiasts who understand the complex ways nature is connected.




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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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