Brave Dog Refuses To Fall Prey To Wolfpack
There are only so many things that can be compared to a wolf pack. They function as a single mind, led by the alpha, to hunt down their prey with unified forces. Most of the times they get it right, but in this particular case, they picked the wrong animal to mess with.
Paolo Forconi shared this footage on February 17 of a dog that refused to be prey to a wolfpack in the hills of Abruzzo, Italy. The wolves can be seen chasing the dog and biting him twice before he escaped by jumping through a hole in a fence.
At first it seems that the pack of three wolves are trying to play with their distant relative. They even bow down and wag their tails. But it would seem that the tail wag means something entirely different in wolves’ body language. When the dog notices his pursuers at his tail, he stops and holds its ground. Few seconds later, Yeller turns around and starts running in the opposite direction, the wolves following him close by. Oh, they’re buddies; actually they are not.
One of the wolves tries to bite the pooch on his behind, but the dog snaps back at the predator and keeps running. You see, old Yeller here has the home field advantage, because he knows where the barbed wire hangs looser, just enough for him to wiggle through. Those big wolves can’t fit through there, so they are left with a huge defeat and no lunch.
Forconi told Storyful residents in the area have seen an increase in wolf sightings and attacks in recent years. The wolves prey on red deers, goats, and other small pets, according to Forconi.
Credit: Paolo Forconi via Storyful