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YELLOWSTONE — Do you remember the old "What would you do for a Klondike Bar" commercials? Well, the animal kingdom version is "What would you do for an elk carcass?" And in the case of a gray wolf in Yellowstone, the answer is, "Bite a grizzly repeatedly in the rump."
The action unfolded recently at Yellowstone National Park. The wolf snaps the bear's bottom then retreats before it can inflict any damage. Then it moves in for a second bite. After the third time, the bear decides to sit down in protest.
With no access to the bear's behind, the wolf reconsiders its approach to life. A standoff ensues, and we're left without knowing how it all ended.
Gary Gaston, who shot the footage from a safe distance, was amazed by the wolf's boldness.
"We were watching wolves at Crystal Creek near Slough Creek at daybreak when this wolf decided to nip the bear," Gaston wrote in the video's caption. "Crazy wolves, these."
Gaston's right. That wolf showed a lot of moxie out there. But the real hero of the video is the bear, which proved that sometimes the most effective defense to a stressful situation is to simply sit down.