Mitigating conflicts between wolves and livestock, including sheep, is a big part of the work of managing gray wolves around the greater Yellowstone area. Therefore, a viral video from Norway has been making the rounds lately among ranchers in Wyoming and Montana. It shows a wolf making a move against a ewe and her lambs, only to get chased off by the ewe.
Some commenters suspect it's because the wolf is hunting alone, without support from the pack. Others figure there must be a different reason why the big bad wolf can't manage to take on a single ewe with a couple of lambs.
The video is available at www.yellowstonegate.com/2013/06/sheepish-wolf/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sheepish-wolf.