For the past several nights, we have been tracking a wolf who killed a juvenile elk in our pasture some days ago. One night, the wolf and I even met face-to-face in a surprising, yet remarkably tranquil encounter
Shortly after this chance meeting, we placed a stealth camera by the carcass hoping to catch the wolf returning to the kill. The next morning we were sickened to discover it was placed too high, particularly as it was obvious the wolf had returned. His tracks were clear and the now almost clean carcass had been dragged 40 yards away.
With little remaining of the virtually stripped juvenile elk, we felt sure that the wolf would move on. Still, we set the camera on the remainder of the carcass and hoped for the best. Although the clock is drastically off, this is what we captured.