Wild moment Steve Backshall is bitten by wolf as camera crew get too close filming documentary
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Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall once found himself in a pretty hairy situation while filming a pack of wolves – one of which ended up surprising him with a cheeky bite.
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At first, the animals remain far away as they start to ‘get used’ to their new visitors, but eventually edge in closer.
One comes up to Backshall and starts licking his hand.
“Wow,” he says, adding: “Now they’re starting to build up their confidence.”
“Our movements have to be slow and cautious,” he explains, as the wolves grow ‘more and more confident’, noticing the rest of the film crew.
"As they approach, I mustn’t forget how deadly these animals really are, and the wolves are quick to remind me who’s in charge,” Backshall says.
Suddenly, one of the wolves decides it’s time to show him who’s boss, and takes a bite of his hand.
“I think I might have moved a little bit too fast there, and just got snapped at,” the presenter tells the camera.
“Wow, it was just a nibble, but even so, as individuals wolves are awesome predators.
“But it’s when they come together as a pack that they are really deadly."