A gray-wolf living in Oregon, migrated to California early this year.
OR-54 visited California on January 3rd, then went back to Oregon. Then, it returned again to Nevada county in northern California. Authorities suspect the wolf is the daughter of OR-7, which crossed from Oregon into California in 2011.
OR-7 became the first gray wolf in California since 1924.
OR-7 eventually established the rogue pack in Jackson and Klamath counties in southern Oregon.
There are two known packs of gray wolves that have set up a home in California.
The Lassen pack and the Shasta pack.
They are each in northern California, although the Shasta pack was spotted in western Nevada in November of 2016.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife says the wolves do not present a threat to humans, but they recommend you do not feed, approach or otherwise interact with a wolf.
If you have a close encounter with a wolf, you’re advised against running. Instead, maintain eye contact, act aggressively and make noise while slowly retreating.