Friday, December 20, 2013

The Pursuant Wolf

You may, or may not, remember the following video clip from earlier this year.....

Anyways, after I had posted this, one of my research students was reviewing the video clips and actually found something interesting in the clip right before this one. 

You'll notice two critters in the clip below: one at the beginning on the right and another several seconds later.

We had looked at this when we first uploaded it onto my computer and dismissed it as two White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) bounding through at top speed.  Closer inspection at a later date yielded the truth. 

Take a closer look. 

That second critter isn't a deer. That's a Gray Wolf (Canis lupus).  He and his pack mates were on the hunt, it appears.

Who would have thought that canine could leap as high as a deer?  I've always heard they have the ability, but you can't believe it until you see it!

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