A dog in Canada had to have quick reflexes when a terrifyingly huge wolf chased it through the woods.
A video of the incident was taken near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.
The camera focuses on a dark shape in the undergrowth while a white dog barks ferociously at the creature which was lying in wait.
Suddenly, the huge black wolf leaps from the floor and runs towards the dog, whose barking turns much more intense as it becomes the wolf’s target.
Watch the scary footage here:
A real life embodiment of the Big Bad Wolf, the creature appears to be about seven foot long. It springs towards the barking dog before turning back into the woods.
The brave white dog wasn’t too deterred by the wolf’s initial pounce, and ran after it into the trees. However, the wolf seemed to turn back on its competition, and the camera loses focus as the dog’s barks begin to sound pained.
The man behind the camera started to shout at the two animals, yelling out ‘hey!’, presumably in an attempt to stop them from fighting?
The dog could be heard yelping, but then the camera cuts off. Unfortunately, it’s not known what happened to the smaller dog after the video ended.
The dog’s owner, who’d filmed the scary footage, shared the video on social media.
I work as a fishing guide in northern Saskatchewan and I shot this video on one of our trails around the lodge.
Commenters have been expressing their fear at the video, with some suggesting the black creature is a timber wolf – which have been known to grow to huge lengths.
One person explained:
It’s a timber wolf we have them here in Canada but they are rarely seen. This guy is pretty stupid allowing the dog to get that close.
This video shocks me everytime see them ears poking up from the ground. If i saw that in real life i would be petrified. absolutely terrifying. that wolf is massive. powerful force. imagine a pack…. [sic]
A third commented:
Wow that thing was massive,the dog had no chance……unless the dog was very obedient there was no chance it would of backed down,probably protecting its owner mine would of done the same!But dam that thing was big!!!! [sic]
Other viewers aren’t convinced the creature is a normal wolf, and have instead suggested it might be some sort of supernatural being – possibly a character from Twilight.
One viewer jokingly said:
that was Jacob from twilight, that mf is abusing his role smh [sic]
Another person claimed the creature wasn’t even of the canine variety:
That wasn’t a wolf, that was a frickin dragon [sic]
Although we’re not entirely sure what happened after the video stopped recording, I think I’m going to remain optimistic and hope the dog somehow managed to get away from the terrifying creature.
At least that way I can believe this story has a happy ending.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.