A wolf, a deer and a spectator.
by Pat Cameron
(Dundas, Ontario, Canada)
Late this morning, October 13 2010, I was walking along Cootes Drive toward Dundas, Ontario. Suddenly a deer bounded out of the trees followed by what I am certain was a Grey Wolf. The young deer was clearly running for its life, and took a quick left turn into thick underbrush and disappeared.
The wolf, however, was happy to remain in a large field and started hunting for smaller game, intently sniffing and pouncing in the pressed down grasses.
He appeared to be healthy and was very large, bigger than a German Shepherd dog, with a black tip on a bushy tail that he kept straight behind him, a perfect extension of his spine.
I kept wondering if it could be a dog that had gotten off leash, but he was just too big, and the markings look like the pictures on this site.
After a few minutes of hunting in the field, he trotted into the trees toward Spencer Creek, leaving me feeling privileged to have seen such a magnificent animal in a precious corridor of green space.