Size matters… but not for a wolf.
This guy was working on some amazing drone footage of Northern Ontario, Canada when he spotted this moose standing belly deep in the water.
But when he took a closer look, he got a lot more than he expected.
“I accidentally took this footage while shooting some landscapes in Northern Ontario.
Was excited about the moose sighting, when I left something unexpected happened.”
Roll the tape…
A wolf came charging out of the forest and dived into the water to attack the moose.
I didn’t know wolves could swim that well, but they definitely can.
Not one to just sit around and get eaten, the moose begins kicking to get the wolf to retreat. Won’t happen once a little distance is created the moose make their way to deeper waters with Wolfie hot on the trail.
The two go head to head for quite a while, and it seems like the wolf got the moose more than once, but the deep water made it incredibly difficult for the wolf to charge and swim at the same time.
With the wolf attached by one leg, the moose can break free and wade through the water, forcing the much smaller (and much more tired) wolf to swim after them.
Which he did… for quite a while before giving up and turning towards the shore.
I mean, I could do without the dramatic music, but someone is calling National Geographic because this footage is incredible.
Alone and in deep water, this wolf was probably a little overwhelmed. But on land, with a few more members of the wolf pack, it might have been a different story.
For this moose in northern Idaho, it was safe…
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/11/20/drone-captures-amazing-footage-of-lone-wolf-trying-to-take-down-a-moose/ Drone Captures Amazing Footage Of Lone Wolf Trying To Take Down A Moose