Hayden Wolf Pack kill mule deer
The reason for all the earlier hurry now becomes evident. The pack crossed the river in order to get to prey - in this case a mule deer. I did not get to see the actual kill, I was watching as a ninth wolf came down to the Yellowstone River, but did not cross with the rest of the pack. The image above was taken at 4:01:34PM and the last wolf crossed the highway at 3:36:49PM (from the EXIF files of the camera), it took less than 25 minutes to find and kill this deer!