Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wolves take down Woodland Caribou better quality video
A few weeks ago I was out ice fishing with my son Hayden on Nungesser Lake.
(yes we caught some nice walleye and some big whitefish and had a two really big pike bight us off)
We came in the night before, got up had breakfast and headed out to ice fish. As soon as we came around the corner , right behind camp, I saw two black wolves had a Woodland Caribou down.
We took some photos and video. We followed the tracks about 6 miles down the lake and the two black wolves had hearded that Caribou all the way down keeping it out of the bush. They went right past the front of the camp- probably about the time we were cooking breakfast. If we had looked out the front window we would have seen them. It would have been awesome to see the fight. I’m sure that Caribou didn’t give up easily Another set of about 40 Caribou trampled another path across the lake and also went right by the front of camp -probably in early morning.
The next morning Hayden and I walked about 50 yards from the camp to the back side of our island. We video taped the wolves who had been joined by two grey wolves and one mottled.
They weren’t friends and it showed. Plenty of fighting.
It took me a while to learn how to run my editing program to shorten the video so it wold be small enough to upload
It is not for everyone but this is what the wilderness and nature is really about.
It wasn’t a good day for the Caribou but it was a very good day for the Wolves.
I hope you enjoy