Monday, July 4, 2011

Trappers



Today's picture is from the early 1900's, and it shows two Government Trappers in the White River National Forest in Colorado. It looks to me like they are trapping wolves.

8 comments:

  1. I wonder if that's what he's wearing on his head as well. Looks warm!

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  2. Looks like they have a pet wolf.

    Happy July 4th! Independence Day for all US.

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  3. You are right about the wolf. Do wolves and dogs get along like that?

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  4. On closer look' I think the wolf is not a pet. Looks like he may be laying on a table and has been freshly trapped. The animals feet are not on the ground. I think!!!!

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  5. That wolf looks dead to me. His paws are not bearing any weight. I think the trappers didn't get around to skinning it.

    Happy Independence Day! As Kate Smith sang..."God Bless America"

    John

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  6. Yes, that wolf has seen better days. Looks like there is a bobcat skin on the wall behind them.

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  7. I think the two pelts to the left are both bobcats as both have a striped tail. The pelts appear to have been 'whited' out during a photo enhancement. I too think the wolf in the middle is dead as a doornail. The pelt to the extreme right may be a coyote or a young wolf. Cannot really tell.

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