As the red wolves relaxed, two male yellow-bellied sapsuckers, one of them a young bird, began to scuffle over who the trees inside the wolf enclosure actually belong to. The woodpeckers chased each other around the trees, flying back and forth, shuffling around and around the tree trunks. The female wolf carefully watched the fracas.
At one point, the sapsuckers took off in aerial combat, fluttering to the ground. The wolf was up and after them in a flash.
Fortunately for the birds, the wolf missed.
It would do the woodpeckers well to take care while in the presence of the wolves.