A Wolfpack Tears Moose Calf To Pieces As It’s Mother Tries In Vain To Stop Them
If you are a lover of wild animals (especially prey animals), then this video definitely isn’t for you. “Real life” in the wilderness isn’t fair, not by a long shot. There are winners and their are losers and in nature, only the strong survive. Now matter how much we hope that cute little animals could just go about their business without the threat of being eaten by a predator, is just not realistic. Every creature in the wilderness has it’s place, the squirrel, the rabbit, the deer and the moose, all have their place in the endless circle of life. And the wolf, certainly has it’s place, right near the top of the food chain.
In the video below, a pack of wolves in Denali National Park in Alaska, hunt a moose and her calf. The most important thing to remember is, animals are not human beings, they act on pure instinct, if they’re hungry, they go kill something and eat it…there’s nothing “cruel” about it. Some human beings wrongly interject human belief’s and morality into the picture and that is simply wrong. In the case of the video below, the wolves were hungry and like most predators, they choose the easiest target and in this case, it was a moose calf. The cow, could easily defend itself from the wolves and the wolves knew that and that’s why they went for the softer kill.
Here’s a bit of reality for our tree-hugging friends from howstuffworks.com:
Although moose aren’t more dangerous than bears in terms of behavior, they pose a greater threat of injuring you simply because of their population size. Moose outnumber bears nearly three to one in Alaska, wounding around five to 10 people in the state annually. That’s more than grizzly bear and black bear attacks combined. The number of moose attacks spikes in September and October during mating season and the early spring when mothers are protecting their young calves.