Nature & Environment
400 wolves terrorise remote Russian town
By T.K. Randall
February 8, 2011 · 103 comments
Image Credit: CC 2.5 Malene Thyssen
A 'super pack' of 400 wolves have started hunting together due to lack of food.
Wolves who normally hunt in packs of six to seven are joining forces to hunt bigger, more threatening prey in an effort to survive. Wildlife behaviour experts believe many small packs have joined together to form one 'super pack' due to a lack of their normal diet of rabbits and other smaller animals. The size of this large pack allows them to hunt animals such as horses and could eventually lead to them attacking humans.
Stepan Rozhin, an administration official for the Verkhoyansk district in Russia, said: 'To protect the town we are creating 24 teams of armed hunters, who will patrol the neighbourhood on snowmobiles and set wolf traps. 'But we need more people. Once the daylight increases, the hunters will start shooting predators from helicopters. '
Source: Daily Mail
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