Sunday, April 17, 2011

Alleged wolf attack north of Stockholm

All newspapers are reporting about an alleged wolf attack on a family out on a walk in the forest in the outer part of the extended Stockholm area.

Two wolfs came and the couple claim that one wolf bit the dog and took it to the forest, while the other went for the child in the stroller. The woman took up the child from the stroller and put the stroller between herself and the wolf, and the wolf apparently ran away.

This took place in a known wolf-area and that the wolf reacts to a dog is not odd, but there has never been an attack on humans for more than 100 years. At the same time several thousands seek emergency help every year due to attacks by dogs, not to mention wasps. The hyperbole in some of the newspapers which for sure the Hunters Association will spin further on is out of proportion.


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