Scientists have caught a wild wolf hunting atypical for him: the forest predator was catching fish. Earlier, several wolves have already come across zoologists for a similar process, but the researchers considered it a quirk of specific individuals, writes Gizmodo.
The University of Minnesota documentary project Voyageurs Wolf explores the life of wild wolves. Researchers caught and euthanized a lone wolf, nicknamed V089. He was put on a collar with a Vectronic-Aerospace camera. Collar recorded video in 30-second bursts during daylight hours, for a total of seven minutes per day.
According to scientists, they managed to take stunning shots from the life of V089. True, some of them are covered with fur: the next time they promised to cut the subject. Researchers found that V089 was smart enough to go fishing near a beaver dam, chasing trapped fish.
“Wolves, it turns out, catch freshwater fish, which people did not even suspect,” – said researcher Thomas Gable. “The fact that this wolf began to do this suggests that this is not a one-off incident.”
Other highlights include a wolf gnawing on a deer bone, tramping along a river, and eating fish.