Size matters… but not to a wolf it doesn’t.
This fella was working on some awesome drone footage of Northern Ontario, Canada, when he spotted this moose standing belly deep in the water.
But when he went in for a closer look, he got way more than he bargained for.
“Captured this footage by happenstance while shooting some scenics in Northern Ontario.
Was excited by the moose sighting, as I was leaving something unexpected took place.”
Roll the tape…
A wolf came bursting out of the woods and dove into the water to attack the moose.
I didn’t know wolves could swim that well, but they definitely can.
Not one to just sit around and get eaten, the moose starts to kick in an effort to get the wolf to back down. Not gonna happen, once a little distance is created the moose heads for deeper waters with wolfie hot on the trail.
The two go head to head for quite a while, and it appears as though the wolf might’ve gotten hold of the moose more than once, but the deep waters made it incredibly difficult for the wolf to attack and swim at the same time.
With the wolf latched on to a leg, the moose is able to break free and wade through the water, forcing the much shorter (and way more tired) wolf to swim after ’em.
Which he did… for quite a while before giving up and turning towards shore.
I mean, I could do without the dramatic music, but somebody get National Geographic on the phone because this footage is incredible.
Alone and in deep waters, this wolf was probably a bit overmatched. But on dry land, with a few more members of the wolfpack, it might’ve been a different story.
For this moose in Northern Idaho, it sure was…