Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

A wolf in Canada caused quite a stir recently when he decided to take the highway instead of the scenic route for dinner…

Highway commuters near Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Provincial Park witnessed an unexpected chase scene last week, when a large flock of fleeing sheep appeared along the left shoulder.

A pair of coyotes killing and eating an adult bighorn sheep. :  r/HardcoreNature

Kananaskis local Christine Campbell told CBC News: “I think [the sheep] run strangely. “And then the wolf just poked one side out.”
Both the predator and the prey jumped on the highway, and Campbell captured the moment the predator landed on her iPhone.

Wolf hunts bighorn sheep on Canadian highway (VIDEO) | Predator vs Prey |  Earth Touch News

It’s important to note that sheep are not farm animals – the dinosaurs that lived wild in the area. Conflict with pets has traditionally been considered one of the driving forces behind wolf control programs, but studies have shown that the two can live side by side with careful management strategies. kidney. Less than 1% of Canada’s cattle are captured by wolves.

Wolf manoeuvres through traffic to take down young bighorn on Alberta  highway | CBC News

A subspecies of the gray wolf, the northwest wolf (Canis lupus mysidentalis), also known as the “Stone Wolf”, roams the region from the Mackenzie River Valley all the way to Central Alberta. Among the largest wolves alive today, these skilled hunters mainly subsist on a diet of hoofed animals, and are known to hunt in packs of up to 30 wolves.

Wolf Attack on Big Horn Sheep -Kananaskis- Rare Jukin Media Verified  (Original) - YouTube

Their size comes in handy when bighorn sheep are on the menu. The animals are heavy – really heavy – with males up to 120 kg (279 lbs). Although the black sheep in the video may seem small, taking down one of these animals is no small feat, even for a wolf this large.\

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For Campbell, watching the chase was not without sadness for the fate of the sheep, but instinct told her not to interfere. “The wolf also needs to eat and maybe [it] already has cubs to feed,” she said.

 

 

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