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Wolf takedown of bighorn sheep captured on video by motorist

Post by Koa » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:09 am

Alberta Motorist Captures Video Of Wolf Taking Down Its Prey
Sarah Rieger, May 31st
THE HUFFINGTON POST

The video, posted to YouTube by Calgarian Christine Campbell, shows a wolf chasing a herd of bighorn sheep along Highway 40 in Kananaskis.
Read the full article and watch the kill here:
http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/10228176

Good thing they were safely inside a car and could keep up!
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Re: Wolf takedown of bighorn sheep captured on video by moto

Post by Sambhur » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:31 am

"Just kill it alreadyyy don't make him sufferrr" I had the same thought at that moment hahah. That wolf did a pretty good job though (and was lucky that the cars were going slow enough to not get in the way), it was interesting to watch. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Wolf takedown of bighorn sheep captured on video by moto

Post by Koa » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:41 am

Sambhur wrote:"Just kill it alreadyyy don't make him sufferrr" I had the same thought at that moment hahah. That wolf did a pretty good job though (and was lucky that the cars were going slow enough to not get in the way), it was interesting to watch. Thanks for posting!
I couldn't tell if any killing blow was delivered. It seemed as if the wolf just knocked the sheep to the ground (and it was certainly still breathing when it fell), but I guess the wolf would have killed it by eating it while it was alive.
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Re: Wolf takedown of bighorn sheep captured on video by moto

Post by Sambhur » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:07 am

Koa wrote:
Sambhur wrote:"Just kill it alreadyyy don't make him sufferrr" I had the same thought at that moment hahah. That wolf did a pretty good job though (and was lucky that the cars were going slow enough to not get in the way), it was interesting to watch. Thanks for posting!
I couldn't tell if any killing blow was delivered. It seemed as if the wolf just knocked the sheep to the ground (and it was certainly still breathing when it fell), but I guess the wolf would have killed it by eating it while it was alive.
Yeah it really looks like that's what went down, since you can still see it breathing a bit as it's being dragged away.
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Re: Wolf takedown of bighorn sheep captured on video by moto

Post by La Striata » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:58 am

Probably had a heart attack after a long and distressing chase.
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Re: Wolf takedown of bighorn sheep captured on video by moto

Post by roguemoon » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:50 pm

Wow, I can't imagine seeing this irl :shock: I mean it would be a little sad (and probably shocking) to see, but it would be pretty incredible to witness a wolf making a successful kill! It's rare enough just to glimpse them in the wild.
I have to admit my heart jumped a little when it ran in front of the car, I was worried both the animals would be hit.
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Post by wolfluvr101 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:01 am

This was incredible to watch! Thank you for sharing such a rare clip.
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Post by Pegasos » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:05 am

I probably had a heart attack. But thanks for sharing.
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Re: Wolf takedown of bighorn sheep captured on video by moto

Post by Noctis_ » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:30 pm

That's really cool, I would consider myself lucky to be able to witness a wolf hunt firsthand. It's difficult enough for professionals to film full chases.
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