Tuesday, December 16, 2014

N.W.T. taxi video catches 3 wolves attempting bison takedown

'Well that was the sight of a lifetime'

CBC News  
Posted: Dec 15, 2014 
 
In a video shot from a moving car in the N.W.T., three wolves scatter from a herd of bison as the car approaches.
In a video shot from a moving car in the N.W.T., three wolves scatter from a herd of bison as the car approaches. (Kerry Mercer/Facebook)
Two people in a taxi from Fort Providence to Yellowknife caught the sight of a lifetime: a pack of wolves trying to take down an animal from a small herd of bison.

In a video shot from a moving car, three wolves scatter from the herd as the car approaches.
“Those buffalo got saved by us,” one of the passengers says. Kerry Mercer posted the video to his Facebook page Sunday. “Well that was the sight of a lifetime,” someone in the car says. “That was amazing.”

The person then thanks the driver for slowing down. “No problem,” he says. “It’s good to see.”
It's not uncommon for people to take a taxi between Yellowknife and Fort Providence — a distance of about 315 kilometres.

It's not clear which taxi company they were using. Yellowknife's City Cabs says it charges $650 for the trip. 

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Note from Lin: Those "saved" bison? Well, what the hell did they expect those wolves were going to eat?