During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, a breeder lost part of her herd decimated by wolves.
A young breeder from the town of Castellet-lès-Sausses (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) lost part of her herd in a wolf attack. Seven of his eleven sheep and lambs were attacked in their enclosure, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, reports Nice morning. Two of his animals were completely devoured.
According to the French Biodiversity Office (OFB), it is probably a pack of six or seven wolves, which is responsible for this carnage. “I have a hard time realizing what is happening to me. I had been warned but I did not believe that the wolf would attack so close to houses, in the yard of the farm», Confided the breeder on a daily basis Nice morning.
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Contacted by Le Figaro, the town councilor deplores a “upsurge in wolf attacksIn his sector. “Between June and October, there are between twenty and fifty animals killed in our country each year. And it’s not likely to end unfortunately», Notes the mayor of Castellet-lès-Sausses.
In view of the latest official figures, published by the prefecture of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the wolf attacks are not weakening indeed. Since the start of 2021, 65 attacks have been reported for 193 victims, including 1 bovine. In 2020, “by the same date, there had been 53 attacks and 147 casualties.The French Biodiversity Office has observed an increase in the adult population for several months. The number of wolves was estimated at 580 in France, at the end of winter 2020, against 530 in 2019.