A casual Friday morning commute in a big city means missing the subway because you didn’t wake up at the right time. Whereas, in Canada’s Northwest Territory, a Friday morning commute might mean speeding wolves with your car.
This is exactly what happened to Rhonda Miller last week when she traced two black shadows dashing like bats out of hell along the highway. At first glance, she mistook the shadow for a man or even a bear. But both seemed improbable as she was middle of Highway 3.
She slowed her car down for a closer view and pulled her phone out to record a video. She was driving alongside two rather large, black wolves straight out of a mythical wonderland.
“My body immediately became afraid,” Miller told CBC News. “I was so struck by the size of their heads and their jaws.” She thought no one would believe her, so she decided to record it. Animals sometimes can wander off into the highway, but never had she ever seen two full-grown wolves.
This pair captured in the video was sprinting at full speed. Miller surmised that the wolves were running “between 40 and 50 (km/h) …it was fast.” Northwest Territories are known to have about 4,000 wolves per 2013 number according to International Wolf Center, and they’re all nocturnal, which means they’re only active during the night. Hence, seeing them in daylight was a rare sight, worth capturing in a video.
“When I got to school, I shared it with the teachers and kids,” Miller said. “Everybody was just amazed. I think just the power of them and the beauty of them, seeing them running like that, flat out, is pretty inspiring.”
Watch the amazing video below:
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