While some might wonder why a lone wolf launched this attack against a much larger foe, one person in particular wasn’t so surprised. Dr. Dave Mech, a wolf behavior specialist, believes the wolf might’ve followed another pack’s previous attempt at catching the moose. This idea comes from his book Wolves on the Hunt, in which he talks about several other incidents like the one Nystedt filmed.
“It’s not unusual,” Dr. Mech told Earth Touch News of the fight. “In fact, single wolves occasionally kill not only moose but also bison and muskoxen.”