Wild wolves in crosshairs of German politics

A municipal gardener reported kneeling by a cast-iron fence one November morning when a four-legged predator approached from behind and sank its fangs into his left forearm. Stunned, the 55-year-old man, who has not been publicly named, struck the beast with a hammer and scared it off, according to his report to town authorities in […]

Wolves Kill Two Women In Tajikistan After Villagers’ Hunting Rifles Confiscated

DUSHANBE — Wolves have killed two women in eastern Tajikistan, prompting complaints from residents that they have been unable to defend themselves against wolf attacks since local authorities confiscated their hunting rifles. Umeda Yusupova, a spokeswoman for the Tajik government’s Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, told RFE/RL that the deadly wolf attack took […]

Arizona: Wolves Enter Barn, Kill Young Girls Horse

Yesterday in Arizona, wolves entered the owners barn and killed this young girls horse in its stall. For those on facebook I’ve included a link below. Following are some of the mothers comments: “I’ve lost a lot of calves and cows to the wolves this year but it becomes really personal when the wolves kill my daughters horse!!!! […]

Wolves Kill Two Women In Tajikistan After Villagers’ Hunting Rifles Confiscated

DUSHANBE — Wolves have killed two women in eastern Tajikistan, prompting complaints from residents that they have been unable to defend themselves against wolf attacks since local authorities confiscated their hunting rifles. Umeda Yusupova, a spokeswoman for the Tajik government’s Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, told RFE/RL that the deadly wolf attack took […]

Christmas Lights And Pitchforks: Terrified Russian Villagers Try To Keep Encroaching Wolves At Bay

MORINO/SERYODKA, Russia — Colorful Christmas lights festoon the streets of the remote Pskov Oblast village of Morino from October until May. The cheerful decorations look more than passing strange against the background of ramshackle wooden houses and unpaved streets, but they serve a purpose. Locals are convinced the bright and blinking decorations help keep the […]

Coyotes feeding on pets, prompting fear among humans

An anonymous caller to the Hi-Desert Star last week said when coyotes attacked her dogs, who were running loose near their house in Yucca Valley, animal control and state Fish and Wildlife workers both told her there were more coyotes than ever in the area. She said she was advised to shoot them, as long […]

Wolves kill guard dog at SW Oregon ranch

Wildlife investigators shaved the dog, finding injuries consistent with wolf bites. Birdseye said the animal’s back end “was like grape jelly.” The investigation also turned up wolf tracks on the property, which together was enough for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to confirm the Rogue pack was responsible for the attack. “There’s no […]

Washington Wolf Killed After Judge Approves Lethal Action

A wolf in Washington has been killed following multiple cattle deaths and a lawsuit that resulted in a judge blocking and then approving lethal removal. Wildlife officials with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed that a GPS collared male member of the Togo wolf pack was killed after preying on livestock. The wolf […]

Panel Roundtable: Canadian Gray Wolf Introduction into Yellowstone

*Editor’s Note:* Following is no doubt the most candid discussion you will find anywhere in North America today about predators and their diseases. The discussion surrounds the introduction of the gray wolf to the Greater Yellowstone area and the impact this has had on not only the ecosystem but economically, socially and in the lives of […]

Why do dingoes attack people, and how can we prevent it?

We know that there are carnivores throughout the world with the potential to kill us. And while most of us will never come face to face with a hungry wolf, lion, tiger or bear, such attacks do unfortunately still occur. In the scale of things, such attacks are very uncommon – although that is little […]