Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

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Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

Post by La Striata » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:16 am

WARNING: Viewer discretion is advised. Plus, you may want to turn down your speakers, as there's lots of wind.

Video by PZKpfw:

This is probably the first time I've actually seen a full, unedited wolf kill (most documentaries emphasise the chase, then cut the moment the prey is caught.)
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Re: Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

Post by paperpaws » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Ahh, I have to say I feel quite bad for the caribou, it seems to have taken quite a while for the wolf to finish it off, looked pretty nasty. Thanks for the share.

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Re: Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

Post by La Striata » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:43 pm

Silverness wrote:Ahh, I have to say I feel quite bad for the caribou, it seems to have taken quite a while for the wolf to finish it off, looked pretty nasty. Thanks for the share.
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Farley Mowat described wolves "broadsiding" running caribou, then finishing them off with a single, clean bite to the back of the neck... Almost sounds like he's describing cougars.
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Re: Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

Post by paperpaws » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:47 am

That does sound more like a feline hunting/killing technique indeed, especially the 'back of the neck' part. I do wonder if it usually takes as long as it did here though, seeing this was a single wolf rather than a whole pack of them... not sure if I've properly seen a wolf back hunt before though, since as you pointed out documentaries tend to show the chase and the eating rather than the moment of the kill.

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Post by silvywolfy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:52 am

As much as i love wolves, i felt bad for the caribou. I wish it's death had been much more quicker.
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Re: Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

Post by DenimSparkle » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:58 am

I think that the white on the caribue made it look worse than it actually was, but it still looked pretty slow. Anyway, it was a cool video. Thanks for posting this^^

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Re: Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

Post by Oziku » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:19 pm

I agree with Silverness. Most documentaries show only the chase but this actually showed the kill, it was very nice but the truckers in the video made it feel kinda un-natural.
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Post by raffles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:52 am

all im gonna say for now is.... wow.. o.o lesson 1, dont bother a wolf during feeding time
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Re: Video of Arctic wolf killing young caribou (GRAPHIC)

Post by Legendary-Taco » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:36 am

My apologies for posting on a dusty topic :p
Very interesting video to watch and rather educational. Wish I could have also seen the chase along with the kill, but this video is still good alone (: Thanks for the share, La Striata!
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