Dead and buried? Nope: alpha male wolf caught on camera

Dead and buried? Nope: alpha male wolf caught on camera
Imnaha alpha male photographed by trail camera on Aug. 11, 2010.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the alpha male wolf of the Imnaha pack in Wallowa County has been photographed by a remote camera. | See the full-size photo of the alpha wolf

Until the photo taken the night of Aug. 11, the wolf had not been spotted since his radio collar stopped transmitting in late May.

The wildlife department said Wednesday the photo shows the pack's alpha female walking behind the male on a trail at an undisclosed location.

The East Oregonian says many in the county had suspected the animal had been killed and buried, likely by someone concerned about last spring's wolf kills of livestock. | See photos of wolf pups born to Oregon pack

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Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info

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