Wolves sighted on INL reservation

POSTED: 01:50 PM MST Jan 08, 2013    UPDATED: 03:18 PM MST Jan 08, 2013 
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

Idaho National Laboratory workers have been advised to keep an eye out for wolves.

Two of the animals, one light in color, the other dark, were spotted outside a fence at the Advanced Test Reactor facility at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Idaho Fish and Game Department officials said they are neither surprised nor alarmed. Department spokesman Gregg Losinski said the INL reservation "is a big place with lots of habitat and a lot of security." He said wolves generally steer clear of humans.

The wolves are not being tracked at this time, and Fish and Game biologists do not know if they've established themselves in the area.  But Losinski said the animals were probably just passing through.

He advises people give wolves, and all other wildlife, plenty of distance.