Three ravenous wolves in crosshairs following attacks

Following another wolven attack on citizens of Drezdenko municipality in southwestern Poland, authorities have made a decision to put an end to the life-threatening situation, despite wolves being a protected species.

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Three roaming wolves were terrorizing the Drezdenko and neighboring municipalities of the southwestern Polish Lubuskie province.

One of the victims told Polish national broadcaster TVP that she was assailed by the wolf while tending to her garden. The wolf approached her from behind and bit her calf. Despite the painful injury, the victim froze in her place and started shouting as the creature backed out and fled.

“I keep mulling the situation over and over again but then I realize that it was some sort of unspecified instinct that told me to protect myself this way,” said the victim, adding that she was only afraid that the blood running down her calf would provoke the wolf to recommence the attack.

“This wolf is lurking out there for us around our households,” complained another citizen, saying that the wolf is bent on attacking not only children but also adults.

On Monday, one out of the three creatures was shot by a hunter. If two others appear in the perimeter, they will meet with the fate of their pack-companion, and if that will fail to reduce wolven attacks, “further identification of the pack roaming in the Drezdenko forest will be carried out.”

According to foresters, around 100 wolves live in the nearby Notecka forest, which may already be too many.

“The wolves’ food supplies may be shrinking, that is why they are looking for prey amongst humans,” explains Superior Forester Edward Buśko.

In the middle of August, the results of the culled creature’s post-mortem will reveal whether it was a dog, a wolf or a hybrid. Wolf attacks have also occurred in June this year in the Bieszczady forest, northeastern Poland.

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