California Dept of Fish and Wildlife has a Facebook page where they have posted recent pictures of the lone wolverine they have found in California.

Deep in the Tahoe National Forest, CDFW researchers set up a trail camera and caught a rare glimpse of the state’s only known wolverine. Long believed to be extinct in California, the lone wolverine is thought to have originated from a Rocky Mountain population in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho. The first sighting came in 2008 when a young male was first captured on camera. Since then, the elusive animal has remained in California and granted a few rare appearances. From time to time, genetic material is collected in order to determine if this is the same individual.

The wolverine is the largest land-dwelling species of the weasel family. It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, closely resembling a small bear. This solitary animal has a reputation for strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself. Please note, baiting wildlife is not legal except in approved scientific studies such as this. Enjoy the show.

Picture caption: Since his discovery in 2008, genetic material has been collected from time to time to determine if there is more than one present.