There’s just too much crazy footage that comes from that place, and the odds of seeing wildlife is extremely, extremely high. The odds of seeing some crazy interactions is the highest around for your average folks who aren’t running through the woods every single day.
The odds of watching a moron get railroaded by a bison are pretty high too, but that’s a different story…
Wolves in Yellowstone are well known… from the story of their reintroduction, to all the crazy encounters that happen, wolves are such an integral part of the Yellowstone experience.
It’s hard not to love them. They’re really just a big ol’ dog out there trying to survive in the wild and watching them hunt is fascinating. They work as a team like no other… skill, speed, power, teamwork… it’s amazing.
And being carnivores, bears and wolves cross paths regularly. Sometimes it’s a great interaction and other times, they hate each other.
Generally, the hate comes from the one thing they have in common… their love for dead animals.
It’s no different here. A good sized bear is seen approaching a pack of wolves. Bears are the most curious of animals, especially when it comes to food, and this fellas wants in on the eatin’.
The wolves quickly decide that they have nothing to spare and tell the bear that he needs to get out of their space and find his own meal. A few of the wolves take off full speed towards the bear driving it straight up a tree.
The bear comes out of the tree but the wolves aren’t having it and escort him even farther away. The bear goes up another tree to escape the dogs that are right on his butt.
And what’s interesting is that the wolves generally aren’t looking to get wounded launching an attack… they’re simply just trying to move the bear away from their kill.
Their message is received and the bear decides to stay far away from their meal this time.