Great video capture Shug! A wolf is the one thing I haven't encountered that I really would like to see.
Not bothered by critters but some humans bother me. About 30 yrs ago my backpacking buddy and I were hiking south out of NC into GA on the AT. It had rained from the time we started. We had been discussing some recent encounters folks on the AT had north of us where they were mugged and gear stolen. One may have even been killed. We never liked staying at trail shelters that were closer than a mile to a road because of drive ins causing trouble. Sometimes shooting at shelters for kicks. It had rained every minute since we started so we decided to bed down, against our better judgement, at a shelter that was within seeing distance of a forest service road . After we settled in up drives two clowns, one looked very much like a grizzly bear, and they come to the shelter with pretty empty packs. We start thinking "stolen". Grizz opens his pack and pulls out a quart of Jack. Uh oh, trouble. He and his bud polish off about half the qt and then ask if we want to play a game. OH, CRAP! It's a dice game and when he goes to get the dice and his pack falls over, a nice and shiny .45 falls out. This ain't gonna be pretty. We are hoping these two will drink themselves into a stupor and we humor them playing what we found out many years later is the game of Farkle. We ended up staying awake all night watching these two snore. We didn't leave because it was flooding rain and we figured as drunk as they were we could take them before they could get the gun. As we tried to sneak away at first light, Grizz woke up and pulled out an old Optimus hiker stove to make coffee. He primed the thing with about a pint of gas and lit it inside the shelter. Last time we saw them, the flames from that stove were about to the ceiling of the shelter and old Grizz was hung over and watching her burn. We heard that shelter had burned to the ground not long after we got home. Not sure if Grizz did it since it used to burn occasionally by vandals. After that little experience we went back to our ways of not only avoiding shelters close to the road but I haven't slept in a shelter since.