A Moose & Wolf Battle For Survival In Canadian Lake

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An outdoor enthusiast in Northern Ontario was getting some amazing drone shots of the Canadian landscape when he unexpectedly became witness to a full-on battle between a lone wolf and a moose — in a chilly northern lake.


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As the footage of the battle begins, the moose is standing alone in the water. The wolf approaches the moose, and despite the moose’s best efforts to get away, manages to get a firm bite of its leg. Minutes go by as the moose tries to shake loose the wolf, but the incredible jaw strength of this wild canine is unshakable.

Eventually, the moose moves into deeper water, attempting to make it impossible for the wolf to stay latched onto its leg while still trying to breathe. Despite going fully under the water for extended periods of time, the wolf continues to stay clamped down on the backside of one of the front legs.

After the wolf’s jaws loosen, the fight isn’t over. The moose tries to move away, staying in the chilly lake water, but the wolf stays in hot pursuit.


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Luckily for the moose, he’s able to walk in deeper waters due to his size, but the wolf has to resort to swimming — which is far more exhausting than simply walking through the water. For a few minutes, the wolf keeps up, swimming toward the moose. Eventually, he decides that enough is enough, and decides to rejoin the rest of his pack on the shore.

Check out the full video below and let us know if you’ve ever seen anything like it before.

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