A video showcasing a courageous hunter releasing a wild timber wolf has gone viral.
In the video, a hunter returns to one of his traps to see a beautiful timber wolf caught in it.
After a bit of planning, the hunter decided to release the wolf and carefully approaches it with a giant piece of plywood.
Using the plywood as a wedge to protect himself from the wolf, the hunter releases the trap and the wolf bolts back into the woods.
As noted by Honest To Paws, a wolf’s natural instinct is to “to fight against you out of fear,” which is why “(g)etting it to cooperate for the sake of its own life is a challenge that requires clever thinking.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Some might wonder though why he even chose to assist in the first place. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, timber wolves (also known as gray wolves) are “currently on the Federal Endangered Species List” due to decreased population levels.
So not only would have leaving the wolf there been illegal, it would have also been cruel. To be clear, though, wolf hunting in general isn’t illegal — and for a very good reason.
See for yourself below:
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