So you think you can be a field biologist in Yellowstone do you?
You're trudging through white, wintery Yellowstone, following tracks of a wolf laid several days before. The triangulation from those past few days suggest that the wolves may have made a kill, because they remained in the same area for a considerable amount of time; enough time to eat a large ungulate. Finally, after four hours of hiking and dodging thermal pools, you begin to see good evidence of a kill...really good evidence...
Because you are an observant field biologist, you are very good at identifying the animals around the kill and evidence of the kill. Or are you? Get out your necropsy kit and identify the following:
1- Bone fragment, with some meat and blood remaining. (Almond with red frosting)
2-Wolf "meat scat," a very liquidy scat left by wolves 12 hours after eating a large meal. (Chocolate pudding)
3-"Normal" wolf scat. (Tootsie Roll fragment)
4-Pee spot... (Yellow frosting)
5-Adult bison (Bison bison), wolf-killed, only partially consumed.
6-Bison pie (Chocolate chip morsel)
7-Thermal pool (Blue jello)
8-Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)!
9-Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)- scavenger
10-Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)- scavenger
Megan, bless her little heart, made me this "killsite" cake for my birthday! It was a wonderfully appropriate cake to celebrate my 24th birthday in Yellowstone!