Have you ever wanted to see a wolf chasing freshwater fish? Thanks to the University of Minnesota’s Voyageurs Wolf Project, you can watch it on YouTube whenever you want.
The researchers with the project trapped V089, a lone wolf, anaesthetized him, and then attached the Vectronic Aerospace’s camera collar. The collar recorded video in 30 second bursts during the day for a total of 7 minutes per day.
The images are very cool, although some of it is obscured by V089’s fur. (“The wolf’s beard needed a bit of clipping … lesson learned,” a video caption says.) They found that V089 was smart enough to hunt near a beaver dam and chase fish that passed by. the obstacle.
“Until recently, hunting wolves and killing freshwater fish is something people didn’t even really know was happening,” researcher Thomas Gable said Gizmodo The Voyageurs Wolf Project documented wolves hunting freshwater fish in a pack a few years ago, but assumed it was just some weird quirk. “The fact that this wolf started doing this proves it’s not a one-off thing.”
Other highlights of the images include the wolf chewing a deer bone, drumming through a river and eating a fish. Who’s a good boy? V089! Who Owns the Copyright? Probably the Voyageurs Wolf Project, unless PETA gets involved.