The commentary below and series of photos are from Ranger Robert. Enjoy, in his words, what he experienced on July 23. (dad=M1803; mom=F2062; A=pup2246; B=pup2247)
This series starts with the wolves being given 2 beef knuckles, one of which was significantly larger than the other. Dad claimed it, but everyone else wanted it. Mom tried first and was quickly met with a firm “get back” and she quickly moved to the side and watched the drama unfold. The pups (presumably seeing their first beef knuckle) circled Dad’s perimeter, looking for an opening. B noticed Dad was totally focused on the knuckle and decided to move in. B did not notice Dad’s right ear starting to move towards him, until Dad’s ear is pointed straight at him and he flicks his tongue, 2 warning signs B missed. Then Dad loses it. With Dad distracted, A decides to try. Mistake. With Dad now dealing with A, B makes his escape to Mom. Dad leaves B with one final exclamation point, and the family gets the message and moves away, eventually going to the top of the cliff to sleep. Dad wasn’t done teaching though. He never really even ate on the knuckle at all. After about 45 minutes, the last pic shows him delivering his prize to the 2 delighted pups. Dad went to sleep, and Mom soon joined the pups and they worked that knuckle for a good 2 hours, until finally full and tired they fell asleep too. What an incredible scene!!