Wolves hunting – for freshwater fish? [video]
The Voyageurs Wolf Project recently posted a video (below) on its Facebook page, saying “Watch the first ever video footage of wolves hunting freshwater fish (to our knowledge). Turn up the volume so you can hear the wolves chase, catch, and crunch spawning suckers! We (a collaborative group of researchers from Voyageurs National Park and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology – Univ. of Minnesota) captured this nighttime footage near Voyageurs National Park with remote cameras in spring 2018.
“While wolves are known to hunt spawning salmon in marine coasts, this is one of the only observations of wolves hunting freshwater fish in creek and stream networks of boreal ecosystems like Voyageurs. See our publication “Do wolves hunt freshwater fish in spring as a food source?” (doi.org/10.1016/j.mambio.2018.03.007) for more information & another video. If you want to see more content like this, follow or like our Facebook page!”