The woods isn’t a place for everyone. Especially for the squeamish and faint-hearted. You’ll see all kinds of creatures that are harmless and sometimes the ones that you don’t want to cross paths with.
Just like this Wisconsin man who had an unexpected encounter with a wild animal. He wasn’t terrified at all since he was an outdoors kind of guy.
He was used to the life in the wild and seeing wild animals but when he gets closer a wolf laying in the woods he realizes something terrible. Let’s find out what it was.
10. Unexpected Encounter
A Wisconsin man had set up a coyote trap on his property, but it caught a timber wolf instead. Just imagine his reaction when he saw this situation. The trap clamps down on an animal’s paw so that they cannot escape. That’s what happened to this wolf, and despite how strong he is, he can’t do anything to help himself. But getting near this wild animal is still risky.
9. Getting Near
Even though the wolf was helpless, the man wasn’t planning on hurting the wolf. Yes, he had a gun, but he didn’t intend to use it on the animal. He was hoping to catch a coyote, but it caught something else. He slowly went near the wolf to check out how it was doing especially with its paws trapped.
8. Help From Buddies
He also has two fellow outdoor buddies with him expecting to catch a coyote. He also has a gun with him, but they weren’t planning on hurting the wolf. The main guy even asked his friend to keep it away so that the wolf won’t feel threatened and intimidated.
7. An Idea
Then the main guy had found a plywood laying around and had an idea. He wanted to badly help the wolf but getting near him to release his paw wasn’t going to be easy. He is trying his best to release the wild animal unharmed as his paws are already caught in the trap.
6. Help On The Way
The guy used the wood as a shield so he can get near the poor wolf. But seeing that the man was getting near him, the wolf immediately felt uneasy. If only he knew that the guy was trying to help him. But he’s no wolf whisperer so the wood would have to do for now.
5. Carefully Getting Near
As the guy inched closer, the wolf immediately tried to back away. The guy was still careful as he placed the wood between them so as to minimize further injuring the animal. Both creatures were under stress, but the guy kept his cool to save the life of the trapped wolf.
4. Just A Little Bit More
Now that the guy has securely put the wood in place he can start helping the wolf. But afraid and stressed the wolf tried to back away, of course, he couldn’t do anything because he was trapped. Still, the guy was persistent in helping the poor animal.
3. Almost There
The wolf has finally calmed down a bit and stopped tugging away. But the guy was still a bit tensed and of course, we understand why. Wild animals are much stronger than humans and unpredictable so his buddies were standing by with their guns just in case things got out of hand.
2. The Last Step
With his buddies, giving him a hand, the guy can now access the trap while protecting themselves at the same time. The wood blocks the wolf from biting or scratching them while giving the man access to the trapped paw. He had his friends standing by with guns in case the wolf was able to knock the wood away.
Once free, the wolf wasted no time and scurried away from the men. The main guy was also still cautious as the wolf might attack him. But thankfully, the wolf didn’t think of hurting him and quickly ran away from them. Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to be kind even to wild animals.
That was an amazing story of kindness. The men could have just left the wolf trapped but instead risked their safety and lives to help the wild animal. It wasn’t easy getting near a wild animal even with a wood in between for protection since these animals are unpredictable.