Friday, October 13, 2017

One Wolf v. One Moose, In the Water

Drone pilot Dan Nystedt caught this amazing encounter near the outskirts of Sault Ste. Marie, in Northern Ontario.

A single wolf attacking an adult moose is very rare and a very high-risk move for the wolf who can easily be kicked or stomped to death. It may be that this is a young wolf that has literally bit off more than it can chew, or perhaps this moose suggested it was lame or diseased in some way not readily apparent from a drone's-eye view.


Peter Apps said...

That is astonishing, I kept waiting to see the rest of the pack waiting on shore, and I could almost hear the drone operator praying to the gods of battery life and remote control range.

Lucas Machias said...

That is weird. A healthy moose would just leave. Why did the wolf tolerate the drone so close?