Years ago, a man was prospecting for gold in Alaska’s Kupreanof Island, just along the Coho Creek. While making his way through a forest, he was shocked to spot a strange creature by a bog. As he looked in closer, he realized the animal was a massive Alaskan timber wolf, rendered hurt and immobile after being caught in a trap.
The man was initially spooked to come face to face with the large beast, but he soon understood that she was weak and exhausted from being stranded for days without sustenance. While he was still wary around her, he observed that her teats were overflowing with milk. This only meant one thing – she had babies who desperately needed her to survive.
Despite the man’s kind gesture and good intentions, the protective mama still did not trust him to come near her. But the man knew she would starve to death at this rate. So he thoughtfully brought her the remains of a freshly dead deer to quell her hunger.
Over the next few days, the man camped near the still-bound mama wolf and her cubs. He spent his time prospecting and finding food for the wolf. He even bonded with the cubs! One day, out of the blue, the mama began wagging her tail slightly while he fixed her supper!
The man took a leap of faith and approached to free the wolf. She eventually licked his hands and allowed him to release her from the nasty trap, which had badly damaged her paw. Once free, she began limping home. However, she made an abrupt stop and coaxed her savior to follow her!
Four years later, the man returned to Coho Creek for another adventure. Nostalgia hit him hard as he revisited the now-rusted steel trap by the bog. But just then, he found himself being chased by a bear – and he had nowhere to run in that life-threatening crisis. So he climbed up a tree in a panicked state as the bear cornered him.
Click the video below to watch this exceptional saga between the man and the wolf he saved!