Nature Camera Spots Two Deer Running For Their Lives, Then a Massive Wolf Appears

Written by Hannah Crawford
Updated: October 19, 2023
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Why is it that scary things always happen at night? We never see a scary movie where the bad guy comes in during the broad light of day. It always happens in the dead of night, out in the woods, with no one around for miles. It’s the ambiance to makes it seem scarier than it is. Well, this situation happened, but instead of happening to people, it was happening to a couple of deer. 

Watch the Incredible Video Posted Below!

Gray Wolves of TikTok

The next video posted at the bottom of this blog post was posted by Daniel Alexander of TikTok. On his TikTok channel, he has more than 70,000 followers and more than one and a half million likes across all of his videos. His TikTok channel is dedicated to videos of various animals, such as black bears, whitetail deer, gray wolves, woodpeckers, bucks, lynx, and many others! 

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Deers Chasing for Their Life

The video starts by taking us to West Hawk Lake, Manitoba, Canada, where Daniel Alexander films the animals that he posts on his channel. If we pause the video at zero seconds, we see one deer has already leaped high in the air! That lets us know that he took that corner at incredible speeds and leaped so he wouldn’t get stuck in the snow. 

Suddenly, as the video starts, we immediately see a second deer that is on the hooves of the deer in front of him. In the dead of night, these deer running that fast means that they are running from something. At three seconds, we see a large gray wolf emerge close on their tails!

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Facts

Wolf pack

There are two species of wolves in the world; the

red wolf

and the gray wolf.

©David Dirga/

According to the National Wildlife Federation, wolves inhabit locations such as Alsaksa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. 

These deer weigh approximately 88 pounds, reach 32 inches in height, and are about 60 inches long. 

Gray wolves typically like to eat larger animals, such as elk, bison, and deer, as we saw in the video below. They also prey on smaller animals, such as beavers and rodents. 

It is quite impressive to think that a wolf the size of 88 pounds could take down a large animal like a deer. The deer (Odocoileus virginiana) can weigh anywhere from 22-990 pounds and reach 206 inches in length! At its maximum weight, these deer can be 10x larger than that of a gray wolf. 

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Holly S Cannon/

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About the Author

Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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