Canis lupus (Gray Wolf) have been suspected as natural predators of Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan), but detailed descriptions of such predation events are lacking from the peer-reviewed literature. Herein, we document a Trumpeter Swan that was killed by a Gray Wolf fitted with a GPS collar in northern Minnesota, thus confirming that wolves are natural predators of Trumpeter Swans.
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