Scientists with the wolf research group Wolvenmeldpunt have managed to capture a wolf eating a dead deer on film, and the result, they say, shows the value of the predator in the food chain.
This spring the researchers came across the body of a deer which, DNA testing showed, had been killed by a wolf. They decided to place a hidden camera at the scene to show what would happen next.
‘It was busy for a week,’ the researchers said. ‘Even a badger came to have a look, but by then there was not much of the deer left.’