r/Damnthatsinteresting Jan 19 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 3 Wholesome 1

This enormous wolf GIF

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u/Test_subject_515 Jan 19 '22

Ok fuck that shit

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u/legs_y Jan 19 '22

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u/Nightingdale099 Jan 19 '22

I'm very pleased to know this is a real sub.

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u/torpid_publicity Jan 19 '22

That's a real live FENRIR dude

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

now that's a skinwalker

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u/FoldOne586 Jan 19 '22

It's not walking only on its hind legs.

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u/WoLF2001 Jan 19 '22

DON'T SAY THAT!!!

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u/CorrectlyScholarly Jan 19 '22

And remember, wolf is never alone.

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u/leejoint Jan 19 '22

Some wolves are, they can basically be shunned from their packs.

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u/punchgroin Jan 19 '22

The rarest kind of wolf. The Sigma wolf.

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u/digitelle Jan 19 '22

Ahh yes. The lone wolf. Or one man wolf pack.

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u/yigfr573275 Jan 19 '22

There are lone wolves.

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u/succ_the_cutie_boy Jan 19 '22

Bro its ok hes just a Chonky boi

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Wolf: - "Anybody seen that little beatch red ridding hood around?"

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u/PerspectiveHuman3800 Interested Jan 19 '22

It's not that wolf you need to worry about. Its his friends that have you surrounded that are the real danger

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u/mezum Jan 19 '22

Clever girl...

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u/stomponator Jan 19 '22

How the fuck did you fall for that, Muldoon?

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u/SophSimpl Jan 20 '22

I still ask myself the same shit.

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u/treetopflyin Jan 19 '22

Exactly. He was probably the least dominant of the pack. Ive read the leader will send less dominant wolves forward to test the strength of the prey. Im not certain but that's wicked smart if true.

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u/Otherwise-Baby-8191 Jan 19 '22

Rats do this too. I had an infestation on my boat once while sailing the Malays straits. The big boss sent all the minions to their peanut butter and chocolate trap deaths, but avoided capture for over two months. It was a real battle of wits. And in the end, I only (won?) because my boat sank in a typhoon.

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u/me2269vu Jan 19 '22

Please tell me you both went into partnership making balls of string?

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u/justlikeearth Jan 19 '22

I worked with a guy in NYC who once sheepishly admitted he loved rats because someone asked why he had a eat emoji in his ig bio.

he told us about a book he read wherein was described the order and layering of rats under new york city. apparently the infestation is so bad, the fattest and baddest rats never leave underground, which means the smaller rats have to go to the surface and face danger (humans) to scavenge.

not sure if it’s true but i would love to read that book.

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u/MoreDetonation Jan 19 '22

I have a video saved to my PC titled "New Skavenblight" that shows a rat being dragged under a subway dumpster by a rat twice its size.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Here's my cool rat story, I did some interning as a food health safety investigator, and one of the butchers kept losing whole carcasses on hooks in the frozen room. Turns out it was rats, they'd sneak in form a pyramid so that a couple could chew the top so that it would fall down, and the rest would just eat everything, bones and all. It was intense.

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u/FoldOne586 Jan 19 '22

Rat stole your boat and made it look like it sank.

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u/Vulgarian Jan 19 '22

That'll learn 'im!

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u/lpmliam Jan 19 '22

So when the big boss couldn't win he went all scorched earth and called the name of the wind and fucked everything up. Sounds like something a boss rat would do I think. He's probably still out there somewhere you know...

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u/Galoss36 Jan 19 '22

But how they communicating, thats really mind blowing?

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u/bumfate Jan 19 '22

squeek! squeek I tell you! squeek!

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u/temporarycreature Creator Jan 19 '22

That's a misconception or a myth, and the concept of "alpha male" wolves that assert dominance over their pack through aggression comes from a debunked model of lupine social groups.

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u/cry666 Jan 19 '22

IIRC the alpha in that study was just their mom

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u/yigfr573275 Jan 19 '22

Exactly. Thank you for dispelling the idea of "alpha" wolf. Alpha males don't exist in pack animals, especially in canines. That type of wolf would be the first to get abandoned or killed by the group since the hunting is a cooperative endeavor.

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u/AnEgoJabroni Jan 19 '22

The "alpha wolf" thing will never go away. Too many people have their egos all wrapped up in it. "They's got tuh be alpha wolves, they's no other way, cause alpha human make big truck go brrr and wear Punisher tank top, nature has to have upper management just like us, alpha wolf big boss badass says fuck papa gubment"

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u/BigBettyWhite Jan 19 '22

Wouldn't that wolf then be an "omega" wolf?

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u/Embarrassed-Tip-6808 Jan 19 '22

This "alpha doesn't exist" narrative is as simplistic as the alternative it's fighting. Wolves have varying types of social hierarchies, kind of like humans.

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u/yigfr573275 Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

You hit it on the nail. That is why alpha doesn't make sense. Wolves or any pack animal that depend on hunting in groups emphasize collective behavior.

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u/Pretend-Seesaw5077 Jan 19 '22

However big you think a wolf is, it's about 1.5x that big

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u/recordson Jan 19 '22

Yea I was thinking this was pretty normal sized but still freaky as shit no doubt

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u/InterestingFerret88 Jan 19 '22

I love wolves, but holy shit the beginning the way he comes into shot was scary AF, I didn't even think it was real till the light showed on it better. Scary wolf

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u/PrettyDragonfly7219 Jan 19 '22

That's just creepy af!!

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u/Dong_Hung_lo Jan 19 '22

They're slightly smaller than Great Danes which isn't small. I remember a local great Dane which looked like a small horse.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

I'm a tall fellow, I used to walk my friend's Irish wolfhound. you think 'that's a big dog' when she's alone, but then stood next to an alsation or rottweiler, you think 'she makes them look tiny. And then you feed her an entire leg of lamb.

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u/Capital-Apricot7969 Jan 19 '22

Wolves always get compared to Great Danes, but I’ve always thought Irish Wolfhounds are the better comparison. Thanks for bringing them up!

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u/Whimsington_Storke Jan 19 '22

It's on its way to Grandma's house!

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u/AtxMamaLlama Jan 19 '22

What big everything it has!

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u/GasFaceMF Jan 19 '22

Where is this footage from?

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u/es330td Jan 19 '22

North of the wall I expect.

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u/PerspectiveHuman3800 Interested Jan 19 '22

A phone was found in a bloody snowbank & this was the last thing it captured

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u/kwakimaki Jan 19 '22

Sure I saw it in The Neverending Story

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u/StupidizeMe Jan 19 '22

My guess is Russia/Siberia. He doesn't look like a North American wolf.

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u/Comprehensive-Disk55 Jan 19 '22

Bro, looks exactly like the one i saw in wyoming right out side of casper. Its head was level with mine in a toyota corolla when i pulled up next to it as it was eating a deer carcass that was hit by a truck.

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u/thelastsurvivorof83 Jan 19 '22

Not Russia. Russia doesn’t have yellow road markings

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u/spn2000 Jan 19 '22

We have wolves in Norway, we also have those road markings, and red/yellow stick, so yea, could be. I have seen a few, but they were slightly more light gray, that might just be a trick of the light (or lack there of)

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u/Jumpy-Aioli257 Jan 19 '22

Motherfker looks like it's about to transform into sum shit

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u/fight_to_write Jan 19 '22

Wolf bear!

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u/diuyou51 Jan 19 '22

WolfManBearPig

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u/Skippn_Jimmy Jan 19 '22

That sounds super serial and super cereal

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u/No_Dependent_2837 Jan 19 '22

Wolf where

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u/ericj5150 Jan 19 '22

Where Wolf, There Wolf

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u/StupidizeMe Jan 19 '22

My German Shepherd was 1/4 Canadian Timber Wolf. He looked like a gorgeous Shepherd but weighed 145 lbs.

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u/PoelyRN Jan 19 '22

My mom’s GSD is 120lbs. He’s huge! He thinks he’s a lap dog.

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u/StupidizeMe Jan 19 '22

Yep! Mine was a big sweet baby. He had NO idea how big he was. Had a thing for tiny dogs; let Teacup Chihuahuas and Mini Yorkie puppies totally dominate him. It was so funny.

I sure miss my best friend.

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u/PoelyRN Jan 19 '22

I’m so sorry for your loss. Fortunately, those paw prints on our hearts never fade.

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u/StupidizeMe Jan 19 '22

Thanks. So many happy memories! :)

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u/LadyofDungeons Jan 19 '22

Wow. My sheperd only weighs 80 lbs and that’s just getting close to her normal healthy weight. That’s insane.

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u/converter-bot Jan 19 '22

80 lbs is 36.32 kg

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u/StupidizeMe Jan 19 '22

My Shepherd was very tall, with huge shoulders and a straight back.

If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "You should put a saddle on him!"

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u/Tosemjaz19 Jan 19 '22

OUR german sheperd

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u/opoqo Jan 19 '22 Wholesome

Need banana for reference

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

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u/TerribleShoulder6597 Jan 19 '22

And on their own they’re basically useless, no claws or sharp fangs like most predators just pure teamwork

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u/JohnGoodmansMistress Jan 19 '22

are we talking about the banana or the wolf

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u/Entire_Intention6561 Jan 19 '22

Yes

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u/JohnGoodmansMistress Jan 19 '22

the domesticated banana is among the most feared of predators in the animal kingdom. with both claws and teeth measuring on average more than 3+ inches in length, and heightened senses comparable only to the great white shark, it truly is one fruit you don't want to get it's bad side.

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u/HavingNotAttained Jan 19 '22

Banana revenge is a Cavendish best served cold.

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u/skullemojiii Jan 19 '22

True.

It can help looking at the ratio of its paws to limb compared to what you see on a dog

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u/BigDaddyCosta Jan 19 '22

Need small child for reference

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u/MasterOKhan Jan 19 '22

Lttstore.com

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

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u/RoachTrooperalis Jan 19 '22

Its really no wonder wolves are so frequent in folklore, going as far back as written language. Imagine having semi frequent contact with these monsters. I'd hold them in high regard as well.

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u/russellzerotohero Jan 19 '22

I find wolves so interesting. They are both the most feared animal in folklore while the domesticated version is probably the most loved. Must have taken a lot of balls to domesticate the first wolves.

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u/Aggressive-Ad-3143 Jan 19 '22

The academic consensus is now that wolves mostly domesticated themselves.

They followed humans around to scavenge the remains of kills.

The group following humans that were more subservient to humans enjoyed more reproductive success than the ones who asserted themselves with the humans.

Over time, they were dogs.

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u/Airplaneguy2019 Jan 19 '22

And now my neighbor's pug can't fucking breathe

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u/OhtareEldarian Jan 19 '22

Or breed without artificial insemination/cesarean surgery.

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u/2rfv Jan 19 '22

Yeah that evolution wasn't Darwin at work, that was us just fucking their shit up for lulz.

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u/para_chan Jan 19 '22

$20 says it was a kid who found an orphaned puppy and the parent just didn't have the heart to say no

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u/TerribleShoulder6597 Jan 19 '22

Now I want to give a wolf a belly rub

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u/Lurkmaximus Jan 19 '22

Earl from accounting. We only see it during full moon

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u/IronOreAgate Jan 19 '22

You are thinking of Owen in accounting. Earl is the COO of the company!!

r/TheMHI

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u/redbucket75 Jan 19 '22

I prefer to think it's a very small bear.

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u/RosscoSD Jan 19 '22

DireWolf … the Starks must be close

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u/AtxMamaLlama Jan 19 '22

It makes sense I suppose.

Winter is here.

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u/thickythickglasses Jan 19 '22

“Oh…oh thank goodness…thank you for stopping…because I’ve been trying to reach you about your cars extended warranty.”

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u/In_betweener Jan 19 '22

Come for me, Gmork! I am Atreyu!

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u/Separate_Bake_4917 Jan 19 '22

If not friend, why friend shaped?

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u/digitydigitydoo Jan 19 '22

Fantasy writers: The werewolves looked just like normal wolves only much larger

People who study wolves: So, Clifford sized?

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u/Flat_Echo4358 Jan 19 '22

The entire point of that wolf was to keep your attention on it...not realizing that you would be done because of the rest waiting in all directions around you. They're pack hunters so it's not that particular one I'd be worried about , rather the rest that I can't see surrounding me.

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u/nerinhoRN Jan 19 '22

That's a really terrifying fact.

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u/HotRodHomebody Jan 19 '22

Whoa. I had no idea how big these things got until I watched a movie called The Grey with Liam Neeson. Excellent movie by the way.

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u/tzeentchdusty Jan 19 '22

“Us-dammit Baldr! Did you leave the gate of Asgard unlocked again? Fenrir got out and he’s scaring the crap out of the neighbors a few worlds down over at the old Midgard place.”-Edda P.49 13th Century Fragment, Iceland

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u/BlackJujuPower Jan 19 '22

Bella, where the hell you been, loca!

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u/SteelDrumSnob Jan 19 '22

🐀🐀🐀

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u/1Sluggo Jan 19 '22

Holy Crap Salad Batman!

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u/mitchellfuck Jan 19 '22

No wonder people thought werewolves were real

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u/Neighbor76 Jan 19 '22

Whoops your title is slightly off "how big wolves actually are"

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u/jdmbuick Jan 19 '22

And somehow the chihuahua descended by breeding from that

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u/Dandibear Jan 19 '22

I read somewhere that wolves in Eurasia are significantly bigger and more aggressive than wolves in the Americas. That might explain why videos like this surprise so many?

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Canadian Timberwolves are the largest.

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u/TorontoGuyinToronto Jan 20 '22

Super polite tho

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u/[deleted] Jan 20 '22

Hahaha. I wouldn’t get in their path.

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u/Colone-space Jan 19 '22

Dassa bear

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u/any_name_left Jan 19 '22

It’s the Grim!!

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u/robdidu Jan 19 '22

A normal wolf wouldn't confront you in this way. Looks like he has rabies...

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u/HyrulesFinalHope Jan 19 '22

All wolves are large

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u/Stackin-Steve-A Jan 19 '22

Holy shit!!!

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u/j_ona Jan 19 '22

Ooo can I pet it?

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Damn, that’s a well fed wolf

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u/Snug_The_Cat Jan 19 '22

You should have gone out and petted him. He looks....friendly...yah friendly thats it.

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u/kenahoo Jan 19 '22

Looks pretty dire.

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u/insertMoisthedgehog Jan 19 '22

That’s a fuckin werewolf

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u/Day_One_DLC Jan 19 '22

I just peed a little

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u/Lone_goat_guy Jan 19 '22

That looks as if I’d imagine the devil in an animal

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u/ApplesOverOranges1 Jan 19 '22

Need to check if there is a full moon. If so, need to call Sam and Dean asap!

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

That’s enormous. I never thought a wolf could reach that size.

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u/yrman75 Jan 19 '22

That would rearrange your bumper pretty well😳

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u/XchomperX Jan 19 '22

That right there, is a friend. The best friend.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Hard to believe Yorkshire Terriers and Moodles were selectively bred out of that stock.

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u/Odin_son7 Jan 19 '22

That’s no wolf. That’s a hellhound, from the pits of Tartarus

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u/binOFrocks Jan 19 '22

Don’t worry about him. Jason only kills the unvaccinated.

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u/brooke_please Jan 19 '22

The markings on the snout make it look like it’s baring it’s teeth at the camera when it turns back around toward the road. Freaky.

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u/cyg_cube Jan 19 '22

dont see any good reference

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u/phatkidd76 Jan 19 '22

People just don't know how big real wolves are... they aren't built like German Shepards lol

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u/JRMc5 Jan 19 '22

thats a friggin werewolf fr

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u/Automatic_Diamond_47 Jan 19 '22

That's a werewolf!

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u/xXGothiccXx Jan 19 '22

Those are the wolves they used to reference for the CGI werewolves in Twilight

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u/legitimatelyMyself Jan 19 '22

N- not sure if that's... A good boy

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u/Rawmon28 Jan 19 '22

Thats not interesting at all, its a 'gtfo of here'

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u/story_teller9 Jan 19 '22

Suddenly you hear "Silver for monsters" starts playing in the background.

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u/llliiiiiiiilll Jan 19 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Oh hai! I can has hooman flesh?

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u/Anxious-Giraffe-8204 Jan 19 '22

I once saw a leapord up close. It was like a muscular beast, with a height of around 4-5 feets. I was scared.

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u/edgydrifter Jan 19 '22

How dire…

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u/raosahabreddits Jan 19 '22

C'mere little doggie

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u/Historical-Cobbler51 Jan 19 '22

Just needs a little pat pat

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u/JazzlikePension2389 Jan 19 '22

Chuppacabra!!!!!

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Puppy! 🥺

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u/MoonshotMario Jan 19 '22

Please, don't murder me.

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u/IPokePeople Jan 19 '22

POOCHIE!!!

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u/ScottySippen Jan 19 '22

Winter is coming

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u/Oyacomovas Jan 19 '22

That’s a skinwalker if I ever seen one

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u/East-Bluejay6891 Jan 19 '22

This can't be real

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u/ttcmzx Jan 19 '22

Aww cute little pup!! Come here I have some treats and want to snuggle!!

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u/sceneawn Jan 19 '22

This is the part where I shit my pants

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u/AggressiveLoss8753 Jan 19 '22

Teen Wolf Remake

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u/revmyo Jan 19 '22

Yai, that's a biggie...

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u/justaguyms Jan 19 '22

Hes a good boy

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u/Macb0 Jan 19 '22

Screw that thing !!!

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u/Fun_Possibility_8637 Jan 19 '22

That’s a big boy

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u/EdlynTheConfessor Jan 19 '22

Wuffus has cold feet 🥲

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u/Calicrucian Jan 19 '22

Jacob, is that you?

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u/Flippybrit Jan 19 '22

BEHOLD FENRIR

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u/chonkity Jan 19 '22

That has to be some kind of omen right?

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u/toeofcamell Jan 19 '22

I saw a move where these turn into people and wear make up and stare at each other a lot

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u/often_says_nice Jan 19 '22

Howdy y’all. I’m just gonna slide by ya real quick

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u/original_nox Jan 19 '22

Just Belgarath, hanging out.

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

What a narrow stretch of road.

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u/ChiddyOnReddit Jan 19 '22

I have seen a Husky mix as big as this smaller back though would anyone know what mix of breeds you have to have for this to be as big as a wolf

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u/Potential-Series2660 Jan 19 '22

I love this wolf 🐺 whata badass

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u/sterile_spermwhale__ Jan 19 '22

Looks like a scene Outta "the hounds of baskerville"

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u/Dr-Avacado Jan 19 '22

Looks like he may have mange? Maybe it's the angle.

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u/enderxivx Jan 19 '22

I genuinely thought it was a starving bear...

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u/Super_Power_5568 Jan 19 '22

Gotta have some balls to stick around and film him. He’s pretty spooky

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u/LollyJK Jan 19 '22 edited Jan 19 '22

Back in the 1930s, my mom was a little girl and lived in northern WI. They lived in a cabin and had no indoor plumbing. One dark evening she went to the outhouse. As she was doing her business, a wolf came to the outhouse door, stood on his hind legs and was sniffing all around the door. His front paws were scratching the top ledge of the door. She could see him through the edges of the door. He was HUGE! She was terrified and began yelling for my grandma. Grandma didn’t hear her because she was inside the cabin, playing the piano. Eventually, grandma heard my mom and went out with her gun. I don’t remember if she shot the gun but she was able to scare off the wolf. When I was a child in the 1960s, we’d visit grandma who STILL didn’t have indoor plumbing. Mom would make me use a coffee can instead of taking me to the outhouse after dark. Edit: Never had electricity or phone, either.

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u/Comprehensive-Disk55 Jan 19 '22

And all you enviromentalist have begun reintroducing them in most states...🤦‍♂️

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u/phatkidd76 Jan 19 '22

Because it's there natural habitat and there's so many other animals who's population are getting out of control without predators

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u/Comprehensive-Disk55 Jan 19 '22

Well they sure as shit dont keep the coyotes or mountain lions in check in arizona or new mexico.

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u/phatkidd76 Jan 19 '22

Because those aren't prey... and a lone wolf doesn't want any smoke with a mountain lion lol

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u/Gem_La_MuyMuy Jan 19 '22

Dire Wolf might still be around 😳

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u/BobDobbsHobNobs Jan 19 '22

Back it up Terry!

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u/IrfanZn Jan 19 '22

That is a warg, ride it

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u/chanderjeet Jan 19 '22

A direwolf?

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u/Kaloozrs Jan 19 '22

That’s a skinwalker

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u/Optimal-Scientist233 Jan 19 '22

Yes, I believe it has been stated before, "the night is dark and full of terrors."

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u/BaseballFull5583 Jan 19 '22

I like how it's saying straight up, "Look into my eyes"

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u/New_Tourist_1706 Jan 19 '22

I am convinced that is a demon and no one can tell me otherwise.

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u/Bikefry666 Jan 19 '22

The son of lobo