Midwest Driver Gets Stopped on Highway by Black Wolf and her Pup
When you're driving down a midwestern highway, you never know what might be waiting around the next corner. A new video share proves that point as a driver came upon a huge black wolf blocking the roadway and she wasn't alone.
Here's an explanation from the driver as to what she saw in front of her:
I was driving my kids home just outside of Ely, MN, when I saw a black wolf crossing the road ahead of us. I stopped to let it pass and started recording. I noticed it kept looking back in the woods - I thought I might see a second adult. But, the cutest little black wolf pup popped out of the woods instead and started following his mom across the road. He gave us one little wolf puppy howl and then ran off into the woods to join his mom. It was the cutest.
NOTE: Make sure you hang around after the big black wolf goes off into the woods as her pup also makes an appearance.
The International Wolf Center has some interesting data about how rare this experience is:
In northeastern Minnesota during the late 1960s, Dr. L. David Mech found that 3.6 percent of the wolves he observed were black. From 1980 to 2020, biologists in Minnesota found between between 1.5 to 2 percent of the wolves to be black, based on data supplied by John Hart with the United States Department of Agriculture.
So only about 2 out of every 100 wolves are black and what are the odds of seeing a wolf like this in the first place? What a unique experience this driver now has to share with the world of that one time when their travels came to a halt thanks to a large predator.