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

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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 wolves away.

Wolves have been a growing nuisance in this corner of Russia for the last three years, but this year, locals say, the problem is worse than ever.<<<Read More>>>

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I received the [above] by way of a retired wildlife Professor living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  He received it from a retired US government employee and shooting friend on the East coast that lived in and traveled around Russia and central Asia for years.

Perhaps our urban Progressives and their bureaucrat allies should send some tinker belle “experts” to Russia (where they could give them some tips about elections?) and explain to the Russians how:

  • Wolves were there first.
  • Wolves bring back willows along streams.
  • Wolves are native and belong.
  • Moose disappear due to “ticks” and “global warming”, not wolves.
  • Wolves “control” browsing animals both wild and domestic. (Read this in conjunction with the preceding one.)
  • Wolf damage is greatly overrated.
  • Wolves are not dangerous to little people or old people, much less to all.
  • Society is much better off when guns are “regulated” (i.e. prohibited to the common folks).
  • A safe society is a gun-free society.
  • Wolves increase the “recreational” economy.
  • Only the powerful are listened to in a “Progressive” or Socialist society where people are “happy”.
  • Vladimir Putin is a great leader and many wish we in America had one so great.
  • Wolves wouldn’t kill dogs if nobody was permitted to have any.
  • People “need” to learn how to live with wolves.
  • Dangers from the dozens of diseases and infections are imaginary and having wolves crap, urinate, sneeze, cough, mouth objects and otherwise spread tapeworm eggs and other deadly infections are greatly overrated, especially when wolves frequent every nook and cranny of every town, village and home every night with impunity.

Wake up America, it is already late in the afternoon!

If you are uncomfortable about my mixing of wolves and politics, you don’t care about what wolves are doing no matter how much you act like you care.  The Wolf Problem is at heart a POLITICAL PROBLEM and you cannot even begin solving it until you take on its political root.  Our government (D & R) birthed it and there has not been a government since that birth in the 1970’s that has done any more than avoid it as it gets worse and worse.

Jim Beers

12 November 2018

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

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