Wolfpack In Yellowstone National Parks Stops To Inspect Trail Camera

Yellowstone wolves

Everyone loves a “trail cam captures” video, and you can add this one to the list of some of the best you’ll ever see.

Apparently this wolf pack, which is called the “Shrimp Lake Pack,” is rarely seen in Yellowstone National Park. These animals travel together and are known to be elusive, so seeing them pop up on a trail camera is definitely a good reason to be excited.

And the footage that was captured was nothing short of spectacular. Not only is it a sighting of the “Shrimp Lake Pack,” it is an up close and personal look at them. As they travel along a trail that they (or other animals) have carved out with extensive use, a couple of them notice something is off.

The wolf stops right in the middle of the trail and starts to survey the area, then finally sees that a camera is pointed right at it. After staring the thing down for a moment, it decides that it needs to assert himself and marks its territory.

I guess that makes sense, right? The wolf didn’t know what was going on, so it decided to claim the area as its own. That way, if anything else came through there and noticed the camera, it would then smell the marking and possibly think the wolf had something to do with it. Maybe a stretch, but you get what I’m saying…

The wolves then move through the area, and then a later shot from the trail camera shows the three wolves moving right back by the camera on the exact same trail. I’m no expert on wolf pack travel, but it seems like this “elusive group of wolves” moves through this area a lot. Make sure to check out the video below, which is captioned:

“Wolves are very aware when cameras are in the area, and you can see these two adults checking it out. The black female yearling and gray male yearling are the two in the rear (of the pack).

They were the only surviving pups from 2022. The “Shrimps” are very elusive, so any sighting of them is exciting- even on a trail cam.”

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