I’m just gonna say it right now, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re surrounded by a pack of wolves, you better start saying your prayers, because you don’t have a chance.
When a pack of wolves are on the hunt for some dinner, they can be some of the most ruthless creatures in all of the wild, and no creature is safe…
Even a beaver.
With that being said, some wolves were caught on camera hunting down a beaver in northern Minnesota in an incredibly rare video.
According to CBS News,this one went down in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.
As part of the Voyageurs Wolf Project, which is a deep study of the wolves within the National Park, a trail camera caught some wolves trying to infiltrate a dam to catch a beaver.
However, the beaver lucked out and appeared to dart off into the water, and as far as we know got away safe and sound.
The Voyageurs Wolf Project shared in a tweet:
“We cannot overstate how rare such observations are. Although we have deployed many cameras on beaver dams, we have never captured anything remotely like this before.
So you can imagine our excitement when we saw this.”
Researchers noted that the first ever wolf hunt of a beaver was recorded in Quebec back in 2015:
“Given how rare this was, we worked with the person who recorded the video and wrote a scientific paper on the observation trying to glean as much insight as we could from it.”
1.) The wolf was barreling toward the beaver and yet the beaver did not move until the wolf was super close. Could possibly be related to the beaver’s poor eyesight and inability to determine what was coming at it, or the dam may have blocked the beaver from seeing the wolf.
A super-duper, amazingly lucky trail camera capture: we finally caught a wolf hunting a beaver on video!!! Check it out! We cannot overstate how rare such observations are. Of course, you might think we are exaggerating here so let us explain… pic.twitter.com/f8a9PhK2vQ