Hunter used camera instead of gun – saw eight wolves
They had shot one fallow deer and decided to stay on for a spell in their hides as darkness fell to see if any wild boar, which are active when it is dark, would show up.
– My pal wrote that boar were approaching in the wood. I took out my thermocamera and saw at once that it wasn't a boar, it was a dog, says Magnus Hellström.
But the dog was a wolf! When Magnus shifted focus 60 metres to the place where he had shot the deer, he got his next shock.
– Seven wolves were standing there, and I hadn't seen or heard them until then. I've got a short film sequence, just a couple of minutes. You can see quite clearly that they are wolves. Two of them are a good bit bigger than the others. I can swear to it that there were eight wolves.
Now Magnus wasn't so keen to go and fetch the deer he had shot.
– I might manage to deal with one wolf, but eight aren't to be taken lightly.