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Wolves maul a woman to death at a zoo in Sweden
The Sun ^ | 6/17/12 | CHRIS POLLARD

Posted on 06/17/2012 1:14:47 PM PDT by null and void

A WOMAN zookeeper was mauled to death by a pack of wolves as she fed them in their enclosure.

Eight of the wolves are thought to have surrounded and attacked the woman, who was in her 30s.

Her body was found by a colleague — but the snarling pack would not let anyone near her. Eventually brave zoo workers formed a human chain and rushed the wolves, forcing them back.

Jan Tengeborg, who organised the attempt to recover the body, said: “We couldn’t get into the enclosure because the wolves clearly did not want us in there. You can’t just walk right into a wolf pack.”

No one witnessed the attack so it is not yet clear exactly what triggered it. The dead woman has not been named.

The same pack attacked TV naturalist Arne Weise when Kolmarden Wildlife Park opened in Braviken Bay, Sweden, in 2007.

He said yesterday: “We have to stop interacting so closely with wolves. It is wrong, the risk is too great. We must recognise they are dangerous animals.”

Armed police were called to the zoo but did not open fire. Mats Höggren, director at Kolmarden — where earlier this year a girl of 15 was bitten on the leg by a wolf — said: “This is is terrible.

“She was alone in the wolves’ yard but had contact with a colleague via two-way radio.

“The colleague thought she had been gone longer than usual, so investigated and found her body.” He said the animals would not be put down.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: ar; darwin; darwinaward; darwinawards; peta; sweden; treadwell; wolf; wolves
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There are predators.

And then there is prey.

1 posted on 06/17/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by null and void
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2 posted on 06/17/2012 1:18:12 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: null and void
You can’t just walk right into a wolf pack.”

Watch me. You might want ear plugs or muffs. God gave me an opposable thumb for a reason.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/17/2012 1:20:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

We think that we may have wolves in our neighborhood. They could be coyotes that were bred with huskies, but they have taken on all the attributes of a pack of wolves.

I’ve been looking up wolves and coyotes (these look more like wolves, they don’t have that triangular face and narrow nose of a coyote and they are actually lighter in color. At least the one that I saw in my yard was very light). Everything that I have read says that coyotes are lone hunters and cannot take down a deer. We have seen several deer, stripped to the bare bone.

We do have coyotes. We hear them, but what we saw did not look like a deer.


4 posted on 06/17/2012 1:21:11 PM PDT by Eva
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To: null and void

She didn’t dance fast enough.


5 posted on 06/17/2012 1:23:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Eva

Nah, there aren’t any wolves in your state, whichever state that is </Fish and Game>


6 posted on 06/17/2012 1:23:41 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1244 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: null and void

Some in Sweden are now working on Darwin awards


7 posted on 06/17/2012 1:23:56 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: null and void

That is a tragedy that could have been avoided,with proper training and backup.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 1:24:38 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: BenLurkin

It’s short steps from feeding them by hand to hand feeding them to feeding them hands...


9 posted on 06/17/2012 1:25:20 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1244 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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MSM freaks to start blaming Palin in 3....2...1...


10 posted on 06/17/2012 1:25:36 PM PDT by ak267
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To: null and void

“We couldn’t get into the enclosure because the wolves clearly did not want us in there
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Understandable. Wolves do not like people taking away their food. Even some dogs will snarl at you if you mess with them while they are eating.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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This was not a good way to go.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: OldNavyVet

I am glad the Swedes followed all Darwinian protocols, ceding the body to the superior animal.


13 posted on 06/17/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: omega4179

No, they recovered it.


14 posted on 06/17/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1244 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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“The same pack attacked TV naturalist Arne Weise when Kolmarden Wildlife Park opened in Braviken Bay, Sweden, in 2007”

That right there is the problem. Once wolves have realized they can kill and eat humans, it’s almost inevitable that they will try it again if they see the opportunity. The pack should have been destroyed after the first attack.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 1:37:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: null and void
Instead of shooting the wolves, they watched passively as she was mauled to death. From the Daily Mail:

The 30-year-old woman had entered the wolf enclosure at Kolmarden park, in the Ostergotland district, alone at about 11am when the deadly incident happened.

It is understood that visitors to the zoo then witnessed the horrific attack.

Emergency services could not enter the enclosure while the woman was being mauled for fear of being attacked themselves.

Emergency services co-ordinator, Jan Tengeborg, told Aftonbladet newspaper: 'You can’t just go in to a pack of wolves. Police and ambulance staff couldn’t get close to the victim until later.'


16 posted on 06/17/2012 1:38:18 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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Very sad. I’m sure that women loved those wolves.

A reminder not to project human emotions onto wild animals.


17 posted on 06/17/2012 1:40:35 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: null and void

I always find it difficult to feel much sympathy for people who knowingly approach packs of wild animals, especially when the pack had already given notice of its propensity to attack humans. Never the less it was a fellow human so R.I.P.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 1:41:48 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Eva
Meet the Coywolf
19 posted on 06/17/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: null and void

Too bad she didn’t read this book first. Excellent read, I highly recommend it.

“The Book of Deadly Animals”

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143120743/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=deadking-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=0143120743


20 posted on 06/17/2012 1:42:25 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“You can’t just walk right into a wolf pack.”

Watch me. You might want ear plugs or muffs. God gave me an opposable thumb for a reason.

/johnny”

Singin’ “Just me and my Saiga ...”, I’d bet.


21 posted on 06/17/2012 1:44:39 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Eva

Eastern coyotes are wolf/coyote hybrids. They form packs and recently they’ve been looking and acting more like wolves. Out west the coyotes are small almost fox-like. They seem to be loners. If the ones you’re seeing are truly wild they aren’t going to have any dog in them.
Wolf/dog hybrids don’t survive in the wild.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 1:46:20 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Zhang Fei

” Police and ambulance staff couldn’t get close to the victim until later.’”

I take it Swedish Police have weapons? Couldn’t they have emptied thier weapons into the wolves? Are they too f*king scared? What a joke.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 1:48:45 PM PDT by Levante
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To: GladesGuru
I did LOL at that. And actually sang it. The catz thought I had gone nutz.

My brother is the one with the Saiga. I have a left hand bolt Savage 22-250 that daddy got stupid with on the trigger. Works though. ;) Just have a LIGHT touch.

If I have pants on, I've got a 1911 style with me, too.

/johnny

24 posted on 06/17/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

Given the recognizable danger; am wondering why this woman, feeding the wolves - alone.


25 posted on 06/17/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: null and void

Given the recognizable danger; am wondering why this woman, feeding the wolves - alone.


26 posted on 06/17/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: null and void

Given the recognizable danger; am wondering why this woman, feeding the wolves - alone.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: Levante

Hey. It’s a protected species, man!


28 posted on 06/17/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: null and void

Said the Swede at the zoo where people were regularly allowed to enter the wolf cage and pet the wolves, “’We do not know why they attacked.’”

Bravo Sierra! !

How can any competent person not know wolves kill because they are wolves. As for when, when they want to kill.

The victim is not important - the wolf pack will not be killed.

Swedish priorities are clear.

Is Freeper WesternCivilization on this thread? If so, what are your views regarding this ‘fast food’ situation?


29 posted on 06/17/2012 1:53:00 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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“We have to stop interacting so closely with wolves. It is wrong, the risk is too great. We must recognise they are dangerous animals.”

***Duh*** of The Day/Week.


30 posted on 06/17/2012 1:59:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: GladesGuru
Exactly. We stupidly try to project our own human sentiments into a wolf's mind, and then are horrified when it doesn't prove true.

There was nothing personal in this attack. Wolves see it as normal as we do putting on a pair of pants.

31 posted on 06/17/2012 2:00:05 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: null and void

Wolf and coyote fur make excellent collars for parkas.


32 posted on 06/17/2012 2:01:34 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: omega4179

I was thinking how brilliant Swedes are in picking Nobel Prize winners ... ceding awards to politically correct aninmals.


33 posted on 06/17/2012 2:08:04 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: cricket

Do you have to ask? She’s a liberal.


34 posted on 06/17/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: OldNavyVet

But we are so close to them.

/Timothy Treadwell


35 posted on 06/17/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: ak267

Where’s Palin in a helicopter with a rifle when you need her?


36 posted on 06/17/2012 2:14:05 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Varda
I live in Massachusetts, and I could hear the coyotes last night at about 2:00-3:00. There is a den about 1/4 mile or less from our house and the owner of the land is reputed to put out sides of beef for them. The last time we saw them, which was about four years or so ago, the largest appeared to weigh at least 50 pounds, but they were moving rather quickly through our yard. Since we have lived here, our woods have become increasingly more wild.

From Wikipedia:

Eastern Coyotes

The eastern coyote is a coywolf, a canid hybrid, which, despite having a majority of coyote (Canis latrans) ancestry, also descends from wolves, either the Gray wolf (Canis lupus) or the Red wolf (Canis rufus), which is on balance more coyote than wolf. They come from a constantly evolving gene pool and are viewed by some scientists as an emerging species.[2] The genetic composition of these animals is debated amongst scientists.[3] [4]

A study showed that of 100 coyotes collected in Maine, 22 had half or more wolf ancestry, and one was 89 percent wolf. A theory has been proposed that the large eastern coyotes in Canada are actually hybrids of the smaller western coyotes and wolves that met and mated decades ago as the coyotes moved toward New England from their earlier western ranges. [5]

37 posted on 06/17/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Levante

Sweden has a list. If you’re human, you’re on the list, but...

Anything above you is a protected species.

Anything below you is a protected species.


38 posted on 06/17/2012 2:20:28 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Eva
Since you didn't bother to provide an "about page" no one knows where "your neighborhood" is, but be advised coyotes and wolves interbreed easily and the northern/midwestern states are seeing the results in what is essentially a large hybrid. Yes, known to be capable of taking down a deer.
39 posted on 06/17/2012 2:24:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Boogieman
Seems too; they could have shot of a gun; w/o killing wolves; but to 'stop' halt and confuse them; or even a flair gun. . .or tear gas. . .

Or; why ask why; as you imply.

40 posted on 06/17/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: BigBobber
Very sad. I’m sure that women loved those wolves. A reminder not to project human emotions onto wild animals.

We have an acquaintance who projects the personality of kittens on wild wolves. She's involved in several programs to reintroduce them and fund their rehabilitation back into the wild.

I've said as gently as possible that it's all insanity, but she simply won't acknowledge that these are dangerous killers.

41 posted on 06/17/2012 2:38:26 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I would definetly suggest that you wear pants then if you are going to do that wolf thing.


42 posted on 06/17/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: Levante
I take it Swedish Police have weapons? Couldn’t they have emptied thier weapons into the wolves? Are they too f*king scared? What a joke.

Wolves are more important than people in Sweden, it seems. Just shooting one would probably have made the pack back off.

43 posted on 06/17/2012 2:47:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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"He said yesterday: “We have to stop interacting so closely with wolves. It is wrong, the risk is too great. We must recognise they are dangerous animals.”

Sometimes it takes a hard, painful slap across the face to get some people wake up and see the world for what it really is.
A senseless, needless death.
Terrible.

44 posted on 06/17/2012 2:50:14 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thank God for guns, huh, johnny?!?!


45 posted on 06/17/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Varda

I live in Massachusetts, I have seen a coyote in broad daylight in my daughters neighborhood which is surrounded by woods. I have also seen a coyote on a farm not farm from my street. My daughter said that one night she heard coyotes killing a deer—they could hear the death cries of the deer. Could this have been a coyote/wolf mix since a poster says that pure coyotes cannot take down a deer?


46 posted on 06/17/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Levante

They probably would have gotten in trouble for it. I think political correctness and multi-culturalism in Sweden probably extends to animal species.


47 posted on 06/17/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
And opposable thumbs. ;)

/johnny

48 posted on 06/17/2012 2:55:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

Genetically, biologists hold them to be just big ole dawgs now. (To the point of giving what used to be Canis familiaris the wolf species name of lupus.)


49 posted on 06/17/2012 2:56:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: GladesGuru

Leftists love predators whether it is wolves, Muzzies, members of NAMBLA, murderers, dictators, et al. Kill the predators? Absolutely not!

To the Leftists they are more important than the prey and don’t care how many prey are fed to them. The more the better actually!


50 posted on 06/17/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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