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Re: Wolves' wild boar hunting

Subject: Re: Wolves' wild boar hunting
From: "Kawika" dkuhn012001
Date: Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:51 pm ((PDT))
Hi Hakan, for some reason I see no Soundcloud link--

--- In  "NordicNature" <> =
> Hi!
> Sorry for the long text and my (not so good) english=85
> I hope that you will read it though. :)
> I was out photographing/recording.
> It was late, but the full moon helped lighting up my surroundings.
> I had the recorder in rec/pause and my headphones on, so all sounds aroun=
d me was amplified like I usually have. Since I was trying to photograph an=
imals I had my camouflage clothes on. I rarely use a hide.
> Suddenly I heard that the ducks, lapwings and other birds to the left of =
me flew up in the air worried about something. I looked in that direction w=
ith my binocular and then I saw two wolves coming in my direction. They wer=
e about 200m from me. The female (smaller) was about 50m ahead of the male.=
 She stopped when she was about 40m from me a little to the left. She proba=
bly "sensed" that I was there... She sat down and looked around.
> The male wolf came straight at me since he was to the right of the female=
 from my view. He stopped at about 30m from me. He stared at me or in my di=
rection for 5 minutes... I was leaning to the left in a not so comfort posi=
tion so I said to myself, please go now... my back hurts, but he didn't. In=
stead, he lay down in the grass... and he continued starring at me (or my n=
ot camouflaged mic). I was completely still and after a few minutes he star=
ted to look around instead. The female passed him and lay down further away=
 to the right of me. After 10-15 minutes he joined her. They changed positi=
ons a few times and seemed to be in no hurry.
> Then the female started to target a red deer bull. She crawled on her sto=
mach closer and closer. The male followed  about 30m behind her. She got cl=
oser and closer and when she had about 50m left to the red deer she got in =
to full attack. The male wolf followed and they both attacked the red deer =
bull. The deer defended himself really well with his big horns. He attacked=
 the wolves so they had to back off a few times. The wolves continued their=
 attack from two directions for a while, but then they gave up and lay down=
 in the grass. After a while they tried again, but the deer still defended =
himself really well. He didn't make the mistake to try and run. They gave u=
p again and the walked away to the edge of the field and lay down just insi=
de the  forrest. After about 20 minutes I heard a familiar sound. Wild boar=
 heard was incoming...
> Here my posted recording at soundcloud starts, since there was just breat=
hing sounds and sounds when wolves and deer move in the grass previously, s=
o not much to listen to.
> 0.00
> The wild boars where coming from the right and straight at the red deer b=
ull in front of me, that still was in the same position close to the wolves=
. I looked at the wolves and they backed of into the forrest to avoid being=
 seen by the wild boars and also to get into a high speed when they enter t=
he field to attack the wild boars.
> 0.06
> wild boars
> 0.10
> Red deer bull
> 0.54
> Steps from wild boar getting closer to me and the deer
> 1.00
> wolves are attacking the wild boars in full speed and the wolves breath c=
an be heard
> 1.02
> chaos when the wild boars meets the wolves and also the deer gets in the =
middle of it. They run around in a circle in front of me a couple of times
> 1.17
> They start to run away to the right of me.
> 1.26
> The red deer gets out of the mess and runs into the forrest. The hunt con=
tinues to the right of me
> 1.54
> I turn the mic to the right, pointing it in the direction of the wild boa=
r heard and wolves, so I made a cut to remove this sound.
> From now on I make some sounds because the mic is really close to my face=
 and i'm half sitting, half lying in an awkward position leaning on my righ=
t arm with the binocular in my left hand. The action made me forget about t=
he recording as well...
> 2.01
> the wolves is trying to separate one wild boar from the heard
> 2.15
> Now they got one wild boar alone and he tries to get away from them
> 2.43
> wolves are attacking from two sides
> no more comments until the end. Use your imagination.
> 6.22
> The end of the life for the wild boar=85
>  I hope that you don't think that it is distasteful to publish this recor=
ding=85 it's the way of nature, to eat or be eaten=85
> You can choose not to listen.
> The sounds affects me anyway and probably a few of the ones that listen.
> You can find the recording at my soundloud account,
> It's name is "Wolves' wild boar hunting"
> Note:
> We have around 200-250 wolves in sweden. Elk is their most common prey, o=
ften up to 95%.
> Red deer is one of the largest deer species. It's smaller but often "smar=
ter" than the swedish Elk. It goes to counter attack against the wolves, an=
d they don't like that. The Elk tries to run, and it's probably the reason =
that the wolves here in Sweden have almost 50% success in killing Elk.
> /H=E5kan

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