Skip to comments.Wolves maul a woman to death at a zoo in Sweden
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 couldnt get into the enclosure because the wolves clearly did not want us in there. You cant 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.
That part I understand.
The part I don't understand is why the other mammals involved in this incident gave themselves the species name of "sapiens" (meaning "wise").
And how they managed to do this with a straight face!
Meanwhile, the Department of Natural Resources keeps transplanting wolves back into states where they had been wiped out, all the while assuring us that they aren’t dangerous to humans. Oh yeah, don’t shoot wolves because you will receive a penalty that dwarfs penalties given to those who actually shoot other people . . . One more example of the Federal Government knowing more than voters about what is right for them.
See the post above yours...
No, they're not.
Bears scare me, as do coywolves. Still, I feel safe here.
Liberals live in dreamland.
Or as my daddy use to say, *one wolf will not kill you but a pack will everytime they can***
I was glad to see you hunted the Gila Wilderness. I bow hunted there several years. I shot a nice 6x7 bull the last year I hunted there. That would have been in the mid 80s. I hunted out of Silver City, NM
“Best to have dogs and guns. Pants help.”
Words to live by.
And one of my favorites “Life is tough, it’s harder if you’re stupid.”
Actually, the most beautiful fur coat I have ever seen was coyote. The owner had shot the coyotes himself in Alaska.
I have a standing offer on my property for deer hunters..... Bring me a coyote pelt, you can have a deer.
One of the most excellent replies I have ever seen on FR.
They’re probably living on garbage, rats, and catz.
The Strategy of the 3 s’s
Actually pure coyotes, regardless of what some FReepers think, do hunt in packs of two to four animals. I have seen them here in Northern CA. When you call in coyotes with a predator call they usually come in pairs and sometimes up to 4 or more. They are quite capable of killing a deer. The western coyote is smaller than its hybrid eastern cousins but still deadly. The distress call of a deer, which is seldom heard, sounds similar to a goat or sheep.
Shhh! Don’t shout, it’s a SECRET plan.
Once again, at 7000 ft, cutting firewood, we all stopped the chain saws for provacative maintenance, and we heard... that sound.
I heard a horny elk. I nodded my head, said 'chupacabra' and started the chain saw.
We were supposed to be finished by 1400. We finished at 1100.
I didn’t realize you were home. I thought you were out camping sleeping in a tent without a stitch on with the snow falling, armed.
They’re eating the rabbit infestation. Also apparently the “endangered” birds that nest on the beach, which is why the department was trying to hunt them, but they have no idea how to hunt coyotes. Especially coyotes that live in the area and are extremely well-fed, even if they aren’t crossbreeds of some type.
Sadly enough, roughly 300,000 acres either burned or burning near and around Whitewater Baldy right now.
Always rifle for me. Drew a permit 11 years running. Nothing the last 18.
Learned to keep the rifle within arm's reach, the .45 on my hip-along with a big knife.
There are numerous large creatures out there capable of killing and eating you; especially along the Middle Fork of the Gila. I had fun for the most part. Hope you did, as well. Only brought 2 big elk out of there in all those years. That is a LOT of work.
Well, good luck to the wildlife department.
Ash doesn’t like large, feral canines.
Technically... that WAS home back then. The shack came later in the story. 3 months during monsoon! Oy vey! Time for a roof.
oh dear, I don’t know how you slept at all!
Run hard, fight hard, play hard.
And then, pay hard. I did wind up losing a spleen and a kidney in that situtation.
Never talked to my spleen anyway, we weren't close....
They gave up. One day it was raining so of course they didn’t hunt, and then they were supposed to hunt all weekend but they closed up and left on Thursday.
Not that they knew what they were doing anyway.
My neighbor had to run out in his driveway and shoot a wolf that had his springer spaniel by the neck. wolf wouldn't let go even when my neigbor was 5 foot from wolf, neighbor sprayed blood all over the snow. We have had wolves get into our garbage cans early winter at 3 am. Also every couple years have young pups walk up our lane after they've been kicked out by their mum. Those young wolves are scared, hungry, and don't know what to do but eventually, they pack up or die. Those young wolves aactually hang around people picking off all the cats & dogs and local rabbits they can. My son would call them in early september at school bus stop with mouth squealer. Wolf would stay in woods on other side of road and look the kids over, scared to try anything.
We like having wolves around, just not too many of them and if they stay across the river.
Maybe bears will move in next.
“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.”
I don’t know much about the subject but my youngest brother is an expert deer hunter with decades of experience and a total kill count that has to be in the hundreds by now. He has described to me the experience of sitting on a deer stand and listening to a pack of Coyotes take down and kill an adult deer. He could not actually see them because of brush but he could hear clearly, he says they are hunting in packs like wolves, this is on federal game management land in South Carolina. Coyotes that he has killed in the area look like pure Coyotes, not hybrids but he did say that he has seen some that look very large so who knows, maybe a hybrid coydog or coywolf could lead a pack, I don’t know.
Civilized folks once understood the necessity for following God's command in Genesis 9 that animals that kill humans MUST be put down.
Yeah. Abandon wisdom at your own peril.
We used to listen to a pack of coyotes at night while fishing in the Texas panhandle in the late 60’s. They would run up and down on the other side of a dune just a few yards from us, yapping for hours.
A lady on Padre Island had her chihuahua pulled through her fence last summer by a coyote. They are very brazen in the Corpus Christi Padre Island area from what I hear.
Sure. That'll work. That is, as long as you don't mind your dogs being used as dental floss by a pack of real canines.
The trills, shrieks and ululations as they close on the usually hamstrung victim sound both hysterical and primal. Goosebump central.
thats why our ancestors killed them all...we are just a meal to them like a deer...it takes idiots and metro-sexual men to bring them all back..
And she got into a porcupine... Not a real bright dog.
But one culls.
Coyotes are a fairly common sight here on the fringes of the greater Phoenix area, especially very early in the morning. And of course, you can hear them all night. Was with the family camping up at Usery Park a while back and a noisy pack of them ran past the tents in the early morning hours. I am not sure if they were chasing dinner or whatever, but it was a pretty creepy experience.
“Given the recognizable danger; am wondering why this woman, feeding the wolves - alone.”
That is crazy. 30 wolves at feeding time, all around you?
I have known wolves all of my lives, and am totally comfortable around a couple of domesticated and trained wolves at a time, but even I’d be really uneasy around thirty at once, to say nothing of thirty at once - at feeding time.
That is crazy.
Here’s a hint,they did’nt maul her rather ripped her apart.
“However, there are situations where the animals attack unprovoked, maybe because they want to assert their dominance, something that soon can turn into hunting/killing behavior”
Yep. Wolves will reflexively attack anything which moves fast, especially if it moves away, or suddenly falls under them, even if it is a loved friend. If you trip around a pet wolf and fall out on the ground, you’d better know their psychology inside and out.
All the predatory/aggression stuff with them is robotic, and wholly separate from personality. It’s not really like us, where predatory can be a logical thing, designed to serve a principle, or belief. It can be trained out of most wolves, though they have a lot of variation in their personalities for some reason.
Of course, feeding time is a whole other matter, since they get real worked up over food. I can’t imagine thirty at once, all together, at feeding time, feeding off of each other’s excitement. That’s just crazy, and there is no way you’d have gotten me in there.
I have a partial solution to them. ;)
Another reminder that some wild animals are also more dangerous than others.
Reminds me of a Chris Rock bit, referring to the mauling of Roy by the tiger in Las Vegas. He said, "People are saying how the tiger went crazy and nearly killed the guy. That tiger didn't go crazy! That tiger went TIGER!
We're the only species on the planet that has large carnivores for pets.
We rock. That's what happens when God gives you dominion. And no, I'm not going to be shy about saying it.
One night you should get so/many hunters it’s impossible to know and just take care of these packs once and for all. Who knows who was there or who got what?