The AP reports:

Colorado Division of Wildlife officials discussed reintroducing wolverines in 1999 when they reintroduced the lynx, spokesman Randy Hampton said Tuesday.

“We didn’t have the financial or human resources to do two major programs at the same time,” Hampton said. “Lynx reintroduction has been a success so the wolverine has come back around.”

…The wolverine, from the same family as the weasel, resembles a bear and weighs 55 to 70 pounds. It is noted for its incredible strength and ferocity.

It’s possible we’ve got one (or more) details of this story confused with 1980s popular culture, but there’s one thing we do know: Colorado wolverines hate Russians. And Cubans. And maybe even the Chinese.


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  1. Hayduke says:

    I would like … to feed your fingertips … to the wolverines.

    Classic TV – who remembers it?

  2. redstateblues says:

    there’s a remake in the works? No idea if this one will be set in Colorado though.

  3. BlueCat says:

    the “South Park” episode where Cartman winds up in the future where one of the warring factions is an army of river otters (too complicated to explain here – has to do with freezing himself because he can’t wait for a new game system to appear in stores) so right now I’m picturing an army of vicious cartoon wolverines.  And, by the way, real wolverines certainly are scary vicious!

    And yes, I admit it.  I love South Park.  

  4. Hugh Jidette says:

    If Colorado budgets are so strained now to pay for higher ed and K12 and roads and stuff, how is it we can afford to reintroduce the wolverine?

    What a fool.

    When in doubt- do both, and even more.

    If I was running for office in Colorado I’d be promising not just the wolverine, but the mastodon or whatever those giant elephant-like things were just like Jurassic Park.

    • Middle of the Road says:

      Reintroducing wolverines could cost somewhere around $1 million to $1.5 million over 10 years, which are costs that Remington has repeatedly said his division can’t cover. That would shift funding to federal dollars or private donations, with the division providing in-kind support.

      Short answer to your dim witted question is they aren’t because they can’t.  

  5. Car 31 says:

    He’s so damn hot even I get woosey looking at him…


  6. Ralphie says:

    It is noted for its incredible strength and ferocity.

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