Skip to comments.Wolf makes a comeback in France
Posted on 09/06/2011 7:07:51 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
The recolonising wolves are are believed to have crossed into France from Italy in the 1990s
In the summer months high on the French Alps the sheep graze on rich pastures.
In the Hautes Alpes, they are currently feeding beneath ski lifts on slopes that will soon be covered by a thick layer of snow.
But this year the freedom to roam has been curtailed. Somewhere in the dark, dense forests a grey wolf is on the prowl.
The wolf was hunted almost to extinction in France in the 1930s but, protected as an endangered species, it is making a surprising comeback.
Some 200 wolves have colonised the southern regions of France, divided into about 20 packs. They are believed to have crossed from Italy in the mid-1990s and they are moving ever further north.
Lionel Serres has 250 sheep on the mountainside this summer. Each night he pens them in behind electric fences. But the wolf is a cunning predator and so far it has killed 17 of his ewes, while 10 more are missing.
On the day we met, he was busy trying to recover an ewe that had been grabbed by a wolf around the neck. Its fleece was matted, thick with blood.
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This ewe has been grabbed by the neck
And I thought this was an article about DSK’s return to France on Sunday!
Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money.
Do a search on the Wolves of Paris. 1450. They dominated the city, for a time.
The wolves should only be bound only by wolf law. French poodles should be encouraged to mate with the wolves to encourage assimilation and diversity among Frances canine population.
Summertime and the pickings are easy.
The “Wolves of Paris” are making a comeback.
There are dogs that have been bred for this problem- http://www.kangalclub.com/gallery/
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