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VIDEO: Wolf leaps out of the trees and chases cyclist in Heart stopping footage

Heartstopping footage of a wolf chasing a cyclist through the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands has emerged. In the footage, the cyclist is riding down a popular bike path in the national park when a wolf jumps out of the trees and follows in close pursuit.

Want to see a dude go from a leisurely pace to an all out gear grinding sprint at the wag of a tail? Check out this footage from Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands of a wolf scaring the crap out of a passing cyclist. 

Glenn Lieveld, park coordinator said that the animal was likely exhibiting playful behavior in response to the cyclist's movement, as wolves can run up to 38 miles per hour when chasing prey.

Fearless behavior of the wolves at the Hoge Veluwe National Park is very unusual, with visitors accusing park leaders of deliberately feeding and taming the animals. The park has denied these allegations.

Hanna Pettersson, an expert in human-wildlife interactions at the University of York in the U.K., explained why this behavior is so uncommon. "Wolves do not normally constitute a danger for people, they tend to withdraw and avoid people when they notice them," she told Newsweek.

There are, however, some exceptions. In 2005, 22-year-old Kenton Joel Carnegie was killed by a pack of wolves in Northern Saskatchewan in Canada. Another incident occurred in Alaska in 2010 when 32-year-old Candice Berner was killed by wolves while out jogging.

"Wolves are extremely adaptable to both different habitats and diets, and as long as they have something to eat—be it wild animals, livestock, or garbage—they will keep breeding and expanding into increasingly human-dominated areas," Pettersson said.

She added: "This may increase the risk of them developing unwanted behaviors and adaptations, bringing them closer to humans and human resources."

In response to the recent sightings, park rangers at Hoge Veluwe have been instructed to use paintball guns to scare away the animals.

 

 
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