Species Identification Confidence:
I'm absolutely certain
Individual(s) Observed (seen)
It looked the same as your first example picture given when I clicked on the sighted animal as being a wolverine. As for size I'm really not sure it was the first one I had seen and the closest it got to me was 20 feet as it walked by, it didn't seem to notice me. When I first saw it, it was walking away from me, but then it stopped in the sun for a minute so I could distiguish what it was. then it put it's front paws on a stump for a couple of seconds before it began following the path it was on, except this time it was coming toward me. I'm not sure how far away it was when it started walking toward me, but as it was getting closer I pulled out my camera to take a picture of it, but dispite the batteries I put in that morning my camera was dead. It kept getting closer until it moved behind a log, then I could only see it's back bobbing up and down as it walked behind it 20 feet away from me. Then it disappeared.
Decimal Degrees: 44.3,-116.1
Traveling on a well established trail in old growth forest.
Game Management Unit:
October 22, 2011 (All day)
This observation was made between 12:40-12:50pm