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Bear Vs. Wolf: Fighting Over A Caribou Kill

Bear Vs. Wolf: Fighting Over A Caribou Kill

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from rwk wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

I didn't see a lot of fighting pics. I did appear they were enjoying the same Caribou.

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from micropterus wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

So was it a caribou with elk legs?

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

haha
Why did they call it elk legs??
Anyways cool pictures and good story...

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Those appear to be 2 year cubs. Cubs 1 year cubs are much smaller. An Alaskan bear biologist told me they are usually 2 or 3 when the sow runs them off and mates again. Cool pics and a nice blond grizzley.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The light colored wolf appears to have a tracking collar. BTW Those collars devalue the skin by leaving the hair on the neck permanently rumpled. You can buy tanned wolf skins at the Alaskan fur exchange in Anchorage.

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from Cabohusky wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Pics 3 and 4 I would say the bear got him some head out of the deal. And pics 5 and 6 that is a little chunky cub.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Cool pics. That's a great nature story.

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from Happy Myles wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Reminds of a story. A man and wive hunting team returned to a moose he had shot the day before. They came back with horses to pack out the meat. There was a nice bear on the carcass and a nice wolf watching the bear. Husband wanted to shoot the wolf, the wife wanted to shoot the bear. During the argument that followed both predators escaped

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from Joseph Bishop wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Myles they should have shot them both. End of discussion would have been one, two, three, BOOM!!!

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from chuck slusser wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

well I do have to say that in photo #9 it would appear almost as thou there is a tag on the caribou, most likely not , cameras do funny things...

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from Happy Myles wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Jeepdude1987.

You would have to know the two people, nothing was ever resolved without an argument. Think the world of both, but they happily not together anymore.

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from lmfansler wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

This is amazing.

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from blazingmaple wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

#3 Superb photo.

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from blazingmaple wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

#5-tremendous. You could not get a movie script to be this good or plan this.

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from blazingmaple wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

#8! The bird on the antler! I keep thinking there's no way it could get more spectacular and then it does. Champion photography.

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from rwk wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

I didn't see a lot of fighting pics. I did appear they were enjoying the same Caribou.

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from micropterus wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

So was it a caribou with elk legs?

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

haha
Why did they call it elk legs??
Anyways cool pictures and good story...

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Those appear to be 2 year cubs. Cubs 1 year cubs are much smaller. An Alaskan bear biologist told me they are usually 2 or 3 when the sow runs them off and mates again. Cool pics and a nice blond grizzley.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

The light colored wolf appears to have a tracking collar. BTW Those collars devalue the skin by leaving the hair on the neck permanently rumpled. You can buy tanned wolf skins at the Alaskan fur exchange in Anchorage.

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from Cabohusky wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Pics 3 and 4 I would say the bear got him some head out of the deal. And pics 5 and 6 that is a little chunky cub.

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from blazingmaple wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

#3 Superb photo.

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from blazingmaple wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

#5-tremendous. You could not get a movie script to be this good or plan this.

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from blazingmaple wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

#8! The bird on the antler! I keep thinking there's no way it could get more spectacular and then it does. Champion photography.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Cool pics. That's a great nature story.

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from Happy Myles wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Reminds of a story. A man and wive hunting team returned to a moose he had shot the day before. They came back with horses to pack out the meat. There was a nice bear on the carcass and a nice wolf watching the bear. Husband wanted to shoot the wolf, the wife wanted to shoot the bear. During the argument that followed both predators escaped

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from Joseph Bishop wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Myles they should have shot them both. End of discussion would have been one, two, three, BOOM!!!

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from chuck slusser wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

well I do have to say that in photo #9 it would appear almost as thou there is a tag on the caribou, most likely not , cameras do funny things...

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from Happy Myles wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Jeepdude1987.

You would have to know the two people, nothing was ever resolved without an argument. Think the world of both, but they happily not together anymore.

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from lmfansler wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

This is amazing.

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Wildlife photographer Donald M. Jones was shooting on the East Fork in  Denali National Park, Alaska in September of 2004 when he caught the  story shown in this slideshow on film. Some wolves had killed a bull  caribou in the night, but when the sun came up a sow grizzly with two  cubs of the year spotted them and chased them off the kill.

The wolves kept trying to retrieve their caribou, and the sow kept  chasing them away. This repeated for a day and a half, after which the  sow and her cubs decided they'd had enough. After they left the wolves  returned (an alpha male and female),  and had a half an hour with the  kill before a large boar griz came along. 

This big male gathered all the body parts (see elk leg photo), put  them in one pile, then laid on top of it and fell asleep (last photo).