Viral footage of a wolf hunting an elk in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is “exceptionally rare,” the videographer told HuffPost. (Watch the video below.)
“I’ve seen wolves many times, but to see them in an entire hunt for a quarter mile uninterrupted by anything is exceptionally rare to be in the Tetons,” Bo Welden, naturalist and guide for Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures, told HuffPost Thursday.
The dramatic sprint ended when the elk reached a river, prompting the wolf to give up and return to the pack because wolves “are not good at pursuing their prey through water”.
“There is undeniable power in these two species of animals and to see it firing at full throttle was beyond amazing,” Welden wrote on her Instagram.
The outcome of the lawsuit was somewhat predictable.
Wolves fail to hunt about 80% of the time, defying “anti-wolf, over-dramatized” stereotypes suggesting they kill all the time, Welden said.
Welden shot the clip in October 2021 but shared it last week as a “favorite moment”. Several outlets reported it.
Welden is also taking this time to remind nature lovers to keep a safe distance from wildlife: stay at least 25 meters away from elk, moose and bison and 100 meters away from bears and wolves, a he declared.
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