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Sport‘First-ever’ footage shows wolves hunting freshwater fish

21:55  14 december  2018
21:55  14 december  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Famous Yellowstone wolf killed by hunter outside the park

Famous Yellowstone wolf killed by hunter outside the park A gray wolf popular among visitors to Yellowstone National Park has been killed by a hunter outside the park. The dark-colored female of the Lamar Canyon Pack, cataloged as 926F and affectionately known as 'Spitfire,' was shot last Saturday outside Cooke City, Montana. Related Facebook post Shared from Facebook Abby Nelson, a wolf management specialist with Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks, told the Jackson Hole News and Guide that the animal was legally harvested during hunting season.

While fish were not the primary prey over the course of the summer, they were clearly an important food source. Short-term responses to secondary foods, such as freshwater fish , can be uncommon and difficult to document, but they demonstrate how adaptable wolves are when hunting and foraging.

While fish were not the primary prey over the course of the summer, they were clearly an important food source. Short-term responses to secondary foods, such as freshwater fish , can be uncommon and difficult to document, but they demonstrate how adaptable wolves are when hunting and foraging.

‘First-ever’ footage shows wolves hunting freshwater fish© File Photo File Photo

It's no secret that gray wolves are remarkable predators that, when working together, can take down animals much larger than themselves.

But wolves are prolific at fishing, too, not only in coastal rivers teeming with salmon, but deep within boreal forests.

Minnesota researchers this week released what they believe to be the "first-ever video footage of wolves hunting freshwater fish." (Turn up the volume for full effect.)

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The footage, showing at least one wolf feasting on spawning suckers, was captured by a motion-sensor camera last spring near Voyageurs National Park. The footage was shared Thursday on the Voyageurs Wolf Project Facebook page, and quickly garnered more than 150,000 views.

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A first for freshwater fishing . Scientists have known for a long time that wolves in coastal habitats in British Columbia and Alaska eat spawning salmon. Wolves hunt beaver differently than they do other prey. Instead of chasing them, they lie in ambush, and strike when the beaver venture onto land.

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

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"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," the group stated.

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A research effort in 2017, involving Voyageurs National Park and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology - University of Minnesota, first documented this phenomenon, based on a physical observation and the discovery of "a substantial number of wolf-killed fish" and wolf tracks near the same creek system.

The wolves, most of them fitted with GPS collars, are from the same pack in northern Minnesota.

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Researchers stated in a published paper that this "to our knowledge is the first description of wolves outside a coastal marine environment using fish as a seasonal food source."

A year later they captured the accompanying video footage, and if viewers listen closely they can hear splashing and crunching as the wolf catches fish and deposits them onto the bank.

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