“You can only find the boots of the unfortunates”

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ast 200 deaths every year, and for many decades: in peace, a high death toll. Russia had to afford it in the 19th century. Almost 200 people per year fell victim to the most dangerous predator Europe knew: the wolf ( Canis lupus ).

For Central Europe there are no comparable statistics. But certainly it was not a good idea to walk unarmed or alone through one of the many forests until well into the 19th century. Especially when wolves, for whatever reason, found no other prey, they attacked people – and even against a smaller pack adults had little chance, children certainly not.<<<Read More>>>

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