Wolverine Walks By Biker, Carrying Goat Head

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Meanwhile, in Alaska…

A wolverine was spotted carrying a goat’s head on a bike path in Alaska.

The rare footage was captured by Kelly Willett while on going on a mountain bike trail in Anchorage, Alaska.


The wolverine, the largest of the weasel family, is stocky, muscular and mean. Male wolverines can weigh up to 55 lbs. and reach a length of 3 ft.

The wolverine has been known to attack prey many times its size, including moose and elk, though these instances have often been exaggerated. They primarily depend upon scavenging, and with their incredible stamina, they are able to cover over 30 miles in a night if it needs to, in search of food. They have been known to follow trails made by wolves and lynx with the intent of scavenging the remains of their kills.

While they are built for scavenging, they can be “more predator than scavenger if the situation allows for it,” according to Howard Golden, researcher for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Fear by Paul Sangeorzan on 500px.com

This plucky predator has large teeth and a bite force that crushes bone — just check out the huge teeth and thick wide jaws on its skull below:

By Thomas Quine – Skull of a wolverine, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=105254148

Watch more incredible wolverine footage in the informative video from NatGeo below:

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