Score one for the wild dogs.
Life in the wild is always a struggle.
Whether it’s a rabbit in search of leaves or a bear in search of deer, no meal is guaranteed, leading to incredible, if sometimes sad, fights for life.
Like this video from Denail National Park in Alaska where we see a pack of hungry wolves circling a mother moose and her calf who have gone to a pond to get some water.
The mother immediately senses the danger and keeps her calf nearby. The wolves are wary at first, knowing that a good hoof to the head could be their end.
But slowly the wolves rush in, with a brave one sneaking up to distract the mother while others flank from the side to try and grab the calf.
The cow puts up a hell of a fight, keeping the pack at bay for four long, stressful minutes and even sending one of the attackers into the dome with a well-placed kick.
But eventually the stubborn wolves begin to separate the calf from its mother (the mother also seems to kick her own calf quite hard in defense).
Despite their best efforts, the wolves manage to pull the calf out of the water, dodging the frantic stamping and securing dinner for the day.
The woman filming has a reaction I think we would all do in this situation, letting out a disappointed “oh no” as the first wolf makes its way to the baby, but in the end of the day everyone must eat and the wolves are just doing what they do: find the simplest meal.
This is an absolutely incredible demonstration of nature’s balance in action and proves once again that we can be more than lucky to be human beings living in a time when we don’t have to fight ravenous packs of wolves for our children and ourselves to protect .
Because I think we all know it wouldn’t have taken so long if it had been us…
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/11/14/moose-desperately-tries-to-defend-her-calf-from-hungry-pack-of-wolves-at-alaskas-denali-national-park/ Moose Desperately Tries To Defend Her Calf From Hungry Pack Of Wolves At Alaska’s Denali National Park