Comment from my father:
"How is it that you are able to be "silently dismayed" for being unable to witness "ecology in action" while, on the other hand, you lable the injured hapless prey as "the poor little lonely, terrified, and wet calf"?? I think there is a soft-hearted human inside the researcher's green refrigerator suit."
Tis true...I am not a completely heartless ecologist. It is hard to see the life taken away from an innocent, young grazing animal that never hurt a soul. Seeing the aftermath is much easier than watching the wolves take the calf. But if its going to happen anyways....