This wolf attack video is not for the faint of heart.
Wolves are fierce predators. That’s been the case for as long as wolves have been wolves. It’s just their nature. But left unchecked, wolves can wreak havoc on deer and caribou herds. That’s been the case in the Little Smoky caribou range of northern Alberta for quite some time.
Alberta began culling wolves in the range back in 2005 to save the caribou. The wolf culling has stabilized the decline of the caribou herd, but just barely, according to a recent study.
This video is an example of the region’s wolves in action. The oil worker who filmed the attack wrote that all he could do was watch the it happen from afar.
“The best I could’ve done was get out and tried to beat them to death with my radio. It was hard to watch, but it is just nature after all.”
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Only 70 animals in the Little Smoky herd remain. The herd is facing other threats, particularly human development in the region, but wolves continue to be a significant factor.
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