It’s thought that the breed evolved 1 million years back in Eurasia and that the wolves then made their way over to the United States approximately 750,000 years ago. Timber wolves can grow to quite a size too – adults can reach up to 63 inches in length and weigh in at almost 80 pounds.
As well as having an incredibly thick, protective coat, a Timber wolf’s paws are specially designed to deal with cold climates such as that of Wisconsin. And so these animals feature extra fur in between toes, too. Additionally, their paws are supersized with elongated claws perfect for high-speed running.
And so the beautiful beast who had his paw trapped must have been pretty worried about the thought of losing it, knowing just how important these specially adapted paws are to its survival. Luckily, however, John Oens had actually turned up to try and set the wolf free from the trap. That’s because the wolf had wandered into the trap by accident.