She squatted down on her haunches ready and alert
her thick wolf fur flecked with wet dirt
eyes never leaving the prey
the babies will eat tonight if she has her way
Her powerful muscles are ready
her hunting instincts honed and steady
in the den not far away
her pups haven’t eaten since yesterday
When the right moment came
during a light rain
she successfully seized her prey
now the babies would eat today
The wolf hunkered down and watched two men set their deadly traps in the snow. He was the leader of a local wolf pack. It was his job to kill, or turn, intruders away.
He followed them back to their camp. That made two sets of trappers. Each unaware of the other. He turned back to the first camp he discovered. The trappers saw him. Shot and missed. Gave chase. The wolf led them right by where the other two men set traps.
One of his pursuers screamed as he stepped into a trap!
One less human to deal with.