WILDLIFE

Wolverine sighting reported in Layton, confirmed by DWR

Jul 2, 2021, 3:36 PM
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A doorbell camera captured video of the wolverine in West Layton. Photo: KSL TV

LAYTON, Utah — For the second time this year, Utahns reported a confirmed wolverine sighting, this time in a West Layton neighborhood.

The sighting Thursday was just the latest in a handful of reported sightings in the state’s history. 

“In the state’s history there has only been six times before these latest sightings that anybody has been able to confirm a wolverine sighting in the state,” Mark Hadley of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources told KSL TV

Hadley also said the animal likely came from different location.

“This animal likely originated at a higher elevation area,” he said. “And for whatever reason it ended up down here, and we just don’t know why.”

Wolverine sighting caught on doorbell camera

Layton resident Sandi Sabin also reported seeing wolverine running past her home.

“It was like it was trapped between us,” she told KSL TV’s Andrew Adams. “It kept running back and forth, not sure where to go.”

In May, there was another wolverine spotted on Antelope Island. DWR officials believe this was the same animal based on the location.

If you see the animal, you are asked to not approach it and contact the DWR or your local police department.

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Wolverine sighting reported in Layton, confirmed by DWR