Scientists Capture Footage Of A Rare Wolverine In The Sierra Nevada.

Scientists investigating a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada have captured footage of the animal scaling a tree and chewing on bait.

The experts believe the wolverine is the same animal which eight years ago became the first of its kind documented in the area since the 1920s.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Chris Stermer set up the cameras in the Tahoe National Forest after field station officials sent him pictures in January of unusual tracks in the snow near Truckee.

This May 18 photo taken from a remote camera, set up by biologist Chris Stermer, shows a wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest in California. Once believed to have gone extinct in the Sierra Nevada, wildlife biologists believe this wolverine is the same one that in 2008 became the first documented in the area since the 1920s.

Scientists Capture Footage Of A Rare Wolverine In The Sierra Nevada.

Here is the first video of the wolverine, shared on June 22:

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And here is the second video, shared on June 23:

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In this February 27, 2016 photo, the wolverine is pictured during a snowy day in the Tahoe National Forest.

Scientists Capture Footage Of A Rare Wolverine In The Sierra Nevada.

One clip recorded the night of February 19 offers a glimpse of the wolverine before it scurries away.

Scientists Capture Footage Of A Rare Wolverine In The Sierra Nevada.

A daytime clip captured on February 27 shows the wolverine climb a tree before chomping and tugging at a baited sock.

Scientists Capture Footage Of A Rare Wolverine In The Sierra Nevada.

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